Presidential Fun during February School Vacation Week
February 17, 2017

Written by Shana Fung In honor of Presidents’ Day, the New-York Historical Society is celebrating our nation’s Founding Fathers and Mothers all through February School Vacation Week! We’ll be kicking off the presidential fun on Saturday, February 18, by playing host to living historians portraying President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington. Presidents John…

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Train Crafts!
February 15, 2017

Written by Tirzah Jane Baker We’ve been crazy for trains this winter at the New-York Historical Society! To accompany our exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, we’ve created lots of train art projects and crafts for our weekly story time Little New Yorkers, a drop-in program for 3–5 year olds and…

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“Now or Never”: African- American Troops in the Civil War
February 10, 2017

Written by Rachel Walman This Saturday and Sunday, families who come to the Museum can meet living historians portraying the 6th Regiment of Infantry, United States Colored Troops (USCT). (“Colored” was considered a neutral term for African Americans in the 1800s, but it is considered derogatory today.) The men who served in this unit were…

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Andrea Davis Pinkney on “Bird in a Box” and Joe Louis
February 3, 2017

written by Rachel Walman   If you’ve visited our two exhibitions on Muhammad Ali, you know that boxing has played a major role in American culture and history. This Sunday, the Reading into History Family Book Club will celebrate Black History Month and learn about another boxer who, like Ali, became a legend in and…

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Meet Curator Lily Wong: Interview by a Kid Reporter
January 30, 2017

Written by N-YHS History Detectives Kid Reporter Riley Neubauer, age 13   When you visit the New-York Historical Society, you might wonder how their great exhibits are produced—I know I did! So I met with Lily Wong, who is the curator of the new exhibition, Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing. I…

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“We had to share our dad with the world”: an Interview with Rasheda Ali
January 10, 2017

by Rachel Walman Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to remember the contributions of civil rights leaders past and present. Won’t you join us? We’re honored to welcome you and your family to the Museum to meet the daughter of one of history’s greatest symbols of the Civil Rights Movement:…

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What Kids Have to Say to George Washington: Postcards from our Battle of Brooklyn Family Guides
January 6, 2017

By Rachel Walman This weekend is your final chance to catch our groundbreaking exhibition on the Battle of Brooklyn. Throughout the run of this exhibition, we’ve had Family Activity Guides on hand at the Museum for families to use while they navigate the show. These guidebooks offer fun activities to do in every gallNewery within…

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Train Tales and Crafts
December 30, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Chugga chugga CHOO CHOO! The New-York Historical Society’s December School Vacation Week from December 26 –January 2 is all about trains. Friends big and small have been stopping by to check out Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, to journey on a special train scavenger hunt, and to…

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“The Greatest”: A Kid Reporter Goes Behind the Scenes of the N-YHS’s exhibition, “Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing”
December 16, 2016

Written by N-YHS History Detectives Kid Reporter Riley Neubauer, age 13 The New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit on Muhammad Ali and LeRoy Neiman gives everyone the opportunity to see a different side of Ali. Most people know him as the extraordinary boxer whose refusal to be drafted into the Vietnam War cost him three-and-a-half years…

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