History Detectives

Author Archives: Alice Stevenson

N-YHS Children’s History Book Prize Winner – The Lions of Little Rock!

Congratulations to the winner of our first annual Children’s History Book Prize, Kristin Levine! Last year we dug into middle-reader history books from 2012 – both non-fiction and fiction. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum staff read dozens and dozens of terrific books, and then we shared four finalists with our book prize jury. This jury [...]

All Aboard with Brian Floca, Locomotive, and Historical Toy Trains

This weekend we will be celebrating all things trains for ages young and old. Our terrific case of toys and trains Batteries Not Included showcases example of toys from 1850–1945.  Included in this case you’ll find a variety of train cars—a caboose, a fruit car, a Heinz ketchup box car, and a locomotive, among others. [...]

Meet the Author! Joe McKendry and One Times Square

This Sunday we will be joined by children’s book author and illustrator Joe McKendry. Joe’s book One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World is a terrific look at the history, usage, and people of one location in New York City. Did you know the neighborhood used to be called [...]

Newsies on Strike and on Film!

  Come beat the heat this Sunday at 2pm with the newsboys and newsgirls of New York in the 1992 Disney film Newsies. This film is based on an actual newsboy-organized strike that stopped the city in July, 1899. Hundreds of boys and girls who sold newspapers on the streets of New York marched onto [...]

Ghostbusters!

  On Sunday June 21st the DiMenna Children’s History Museum’s summer film series continues with the classic New York movie Ghostbusters! This story of amateur parapsychologists – Ray, Peter, Winston, and Egon – includes a ton of great New York City locations, and gives a good sense of what Manhattan looked like in the 1980s. [...]

“There’s no crying in baseball!” and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

  What do Belles, Peaches, Chicks, and Lassies all have in common? They are all team names from the first women’s professional baseball league, active in the 1940s and 50s in the United States. This Sunday the DiMenna Children’s History Museum continues its summer family film series with A League of Their Own, where you [...]

Muppets Take Manhattan – and the New-York Historical Society!

  What do the Muppets and New York City landmarks have in common? You’ll see them all here at the New-York Historical Society this weekend! In fact, here’s a photograph of the Kermit balloon from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in front of the building. You’ll find his image and other historic balloon photos on [...]

February Reading into History: Author Interviews and Download the book for free!

Readers, we have some real treats for you in this post. As you may know, our February Reading into History book is Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground. On February 24th, from 3 – 5 pm, we will host our Wrap for this book with co-author and conservator Gary McGowan. This book [...]

Say Hello to Abraham and Frederick!

  Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society—you should come and say hello to them! The statues were commissioned for the reopening of New-York Historical in November 2011 and are popular photography spots. These two men were both born in the early 1800s but grew up in different [...]

Welcome!

Do you love to get behind the scenes with history and learn about the people who made America great! We do too! These blog posts will be about investigating history and are written for kids like you. We’ll ask you to put your detective hats on and help us delve into the past. Our posts [...]

ABOUT

This is a clubhouse blog for kids who love history! It is created by the staff of the DiMenna Children’s History Museum and New-York Historical Society.
  • Book Club

    345612789

Polls

Who is your favorite DCHM Historical Figure?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...