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History Like You’ve Never Felt it Before.

American History Unbound

The American History Unbound series combines live music, performed by leading orchestras and celebrated Broadway actors, lecture, photographs and film from the National Archives, historic American flags, and material culture to explore watershed moments in American history.

These critically acclaimed productions are commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Presents series. Created and narrated by historian John Monsky, programs to date have explored the Vietnam War, the race to the moon, D-Day, and World War I.

These works have been presented at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center Opera House, the New-York Historical Society, Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, Yale University, New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Stock Exchange.

American History Unbound Inc is a 501(c)(3).


Through stirring music, rare archival photos, film, and personal accounts, The Eyes of the World tells the dramatic story of the final eleven months of World War II in Europe through the words and images of Ernest Hemingway, Life magazine daredevil war photographer Robert Capa, Vogue model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young soldier named Jerry, who landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.

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Part of the groundbreaking Carnegie Hall Presents…American History Unbound lecture series, November 1918 takes a musical journey through complex times and a war that was believed to end all wars.

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Carnegie Hall presented the lecture We Chose to Go to the Moon in 2019—a music and multimedia presentation, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Presented at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on March 24, 2018, The Vietnam War: At Home and Abroad, explores aspects of and reactions to the Vietnam War.

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