How do I get paid? Learn about our new Secured Funds Program!
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
From Macy's to the Titanic - The Straus Family Legacy
Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.


From Macy's to the Titanic - The Straus Family Legacy
The German-Jewish family that built Macys into an iconic retailer also left an indelible legacy in American politics and society, from the philanthropic work of the Educational Alliance to Isidor Straus's time in the United States House of Representatives.

In his lecture, department store historian Michael Lisicky will discuss how Isidor Straus built the Macy's empire while his less known but no less energetic brother Nathan pursued other successful businesses and invested in public health innovations. The death of Isidor and his wife Ida on the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912 was a major blow to the family, and the Straus Historical Society will prepare a pop-up exhibition of items related to the the Titanic. After the lecture, LBI Executive Director Billy Weitzer will moderate a discussion between Lisicky and Paul Kurzman, former Chairman of the Straus Historical Society and a great-grandson of Isidor and Ida Straus.

The pop-up exhibition will open at 5:00 PM

Cosponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society, Deutsches Haus at NYU, and the Straus Historical Society


Center for Jewish History (View)
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR