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WATCH: The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia

On March 13th, University at Albany (SUNY) professor Nadieszda Kizenko presented "The Experience of Confession in Imperial Russia." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. Using objects from the Russian History Museum's collection, this talk looked at confession [...]

2021-03-18T14:21:17-04:00March 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

WATCH: Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia’s Rulers

On February 13th, Westminster College Professor Russell Martin presented an online lecture titled "Royal Weddings in Russia: Pageant and Piety at the Court of Russia's Rulers." This presentation was part of the Russian History Museum's Second Saturday lecture series. The weddings of Russia’s rulers [...]

2021-03-16T15:44:52-04:00February 18th, 2021|Second Saturdays|

Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia: Princess, Patron, Presence

On January 11, 2001, Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Princess of the Blood Imperial and great-granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I, died in Valley Cottage, New York, where she had lived for many years at the home for the elderly at the Tolstoy Foundation. On the 20th [...]

2021-01-12T11:54:56-05:00January 11th, 2021|History, Museum|

Your Questions About Grand Duke Michael Answered

On December 12, Nicholas Nicholson, Russian History Museum's Director of Development, presented a captivating account of the life of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich. In "Grand Duke Michael: Brother of the Tsar" Nicholson shared new research from his recent book, co-authored with translator Helen Azar, Michael [...]

2020-12-17T17:07:06-05:00December 16th, 2020|Second Saturdays|

October Conservation Challenge: Tsarevich Alexis’s “History of the Finland Life-Guards Regiment”

This month, we are pleased to bring you our second Conservation Challenge — a book presented to the Heir-Tsesarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia in his capacity as Honorary Chief of the Finland Life-Guards Regiment of His Majesty. Help Restore This Artifact [...]

2020-10-21T13:49:32-04:00October 21st, 2020|Conservation|