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New-York Haunted Society: Check out the results of our Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Halloween costume contest!

In case you missed it, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were all dressed up for Halloween last Friday – in the costumes that you voted for! The winning costumes were sailor and Captain America – check out the transformations below! Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln weren’t the only ones decked out for Halloween on our […]

New-York Haunted Society: What should Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln be for Halloween? You Decide!

Last year, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln got in the spooky spirit of All Hallows’ Eve by donning costumes for the New-York Historical Society’s annual Halloween party. Douglass stood guard as a noble Jedi Knight on 77th Street and Lincoln greeted passersby as a heavyweight boxing champion on Central Park West. Dressing up was such […]

Madeline’s Tea Party!

All summer long, the New-York Historical Society has been celebrating the special exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline came to the Museum and joined the Independence Day festivities on the 4th of July… Little New-Yorkers read Madeline stories and made Madeline accessories… Madeline books were read during Story Time every Sunday and additional Story Times […]

Camp History: It’s a Wrap!

  This summer, Camp History at the New-York Historical Society was all about the Civil War. Twenty-one precocious campers had the unforgettable experience of going behind-the-scenes at the Museum and Library to speak with museum and Civil War experts; styling and posing in their very own tintype photographs; and putting together and starring in their […]

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