Written by Shana Fung
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was born on this day (April 13th) in 1743? This April School Vacation Week, the New-York Historical Society is celebrating all things Jefferson – including his birthday!
Stop by to pick up a special scavenger hunt to discover objects related to Jefferson, make a “leather” bookmark to honor this bibliophile Founding Father, and explore the new exhibition Thomas Jefferson: The Private Man, from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Also available this week, as a part of the New-York Historical Society’s new Citizenship Project, we are asking what the first three words of the U.S. Constitution—“We the people…”—mean to you. Families are invited to reflect upon and respond to the opening words of the Constitution as they contemplate Nari Ward’s sculpture We the People then post a sticky note on our preamble wall to share what these three powerful words mean to you.
Check out some photos from the first few days of vacation week below!