Make a plan this summer to stop by the New-York Historical Society for all kinds of fun with history! We’re excited to get families sketching in the galleries, meeting American Revolutionary soldiers, and beating the heat in our DiMenna Children’s History Museum. We’ve added new family programs to the calendar, so you can visit again and again this summer! Don’t forget, kids enjoy free admissions every weekend in July and August, and all programs are free with Museum admission.
Come meet soldiers from the American Revolution! All day, every weekend this summer we’ll have troops stationed at the Museum, ready to share their stories, gear, and history with families. Make sure to snap a selfie with these terrific historical reenactors. And you can make a day of it by picking up one of our summer scavenger hunts, which bring you throughout the museum on the quest for cool and surprising objects from our collection—can you find a 19th-century baseball? How about a revolutionary era tri-corner hat?
Help us find the Ninas! Bring your family for our educator-led exploration of our groundbreaking retrospective The Hirschfeld Century, where families will have the chance to sketch and embellish their own Hirschfelds, and of course, go on the hunt for Hirschfeld’s daughters name, hidden in his art work.
Looking for New York stories to share with your youngster? Try Little New-Yorkers and Macy’s Sunday Story Time, when we explore the city through stories, songs, and art projects. Children in next week’s Little New-Yorkers will create a New York City collage, inspired by the story One Sunday Morning by Yumi Heo.
Looking for fun summer projects to engage the kids? Come by our weekly Cross-Stich Circle and create your own bookmark, necklace, or other embroidery project. Keep coming back all summer long to work on perfecting your cross-stitch technique!
And, finally, don’t miss our last performance of The Pinkertonian Mystery on July 26! This popular interactive theater program features members of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, who get the audience in on the action, and bring families throughout the Museum to help solve a jewel heist. Buy your tickets now!