“The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems” Opening Weekend Extravaganza!
“The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems” Opening Weekend Extravaganza!
March 25, 2016

The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems opened at the New-York Historical Society this past weekend, and we made sure to celebrate with lots of exciting activities! Families that dropped by on the weekend  learned how to draw the Pigeon, build their own imaginative wire sculptures, and even meet Elephant and Piggie! Check out photos…

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March 2016 Camp History: Civil War and Minecraft
March 11, 2016

It’s not too late to sign up for our next session of Camp History! From March 29 – April 1, a troop of lucky campers will delve into Civil War history through behind-the-scenes visits with librarians, conservators, and curators; chats with visiting living historians (historical reenactors); hands-on activities with educators; and create their own uniformed…

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Thanksgiving Fun with Living History!
November 24, 2015

AT-TEN-TION! This Thanksgiving Weekend, the 3rd New Jersey Regiment is returning to the New-York Historical Society for two very special Living History Days! These stalwart Revolutionary War reenactors will be stationed on the front steps of the museum and throughout the galleries on Friday and Saturday to show off their authentic 18th-century gear, share stories…

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Halloween 2015’s Statue Costume Contest Winners!
November 9, 2015

If you joined us at our Superheroes/Supernatural Halloween Bash or walked past the Museum over the weekend, you already know that our statues were all decked out in superhero costumes this year to celebrate our special exhibition Superheroes in Gotham. A big thank you to everyone who voted in our statue costume contest! The winning…

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Comic Books Came Alive At the “Superheroes in Gotham” Opening Weekend
October 15, 2015

This past weekend, we celebrated the opening of our latest special exhibition Superheroes in Gotham with a jam-packed roster of super fun activities. We even spotted a few superheroes roaming the galleries of N-YHS and training the next generation of heroes in superhero boot camps all over the Museum! Check out some photos from the…

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Cast Your Vote for Our Annual Statue Costume Contest!
October 8, 2015

Last Halloween, trick-or-treaters were greeted by Frederick Douglass dressed as a stalwart sailor on 77th Street, while goblins and ghouls passing by the New-York Historical Society on Central Park West were welcomed by Abraham Lincoln in full Captain America regalia. These two historic American heroes will be getting into costume once again, as a part…

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Camp History Summer 2015: “Turn of the Twentieth Times”
September 11, 2015

As our campers and students all across the city head back to school this week, we reminisce about some of the fun we had at Camp History this summer and begin looking forward to our upcoming February and March 2016 sessions of Camp History! This August, Camp History was all about the turn of the…

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Living History Weekends
August 13, 2015

It’s been a lively summer at the New-York Historical Society.  New and exciting groups of Revolutionary War reenactors have been bringing history to life in the galleries and on the front steps for history enthusiasts of all ages every weekend! Stop by before our Living History Weekends come to an end on Sunday, August 30….

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The Hirschfeld Century: Find the “Ninas”
July 22, 2015

Stop by the Museum this summer to hunt for “Ninas” in the exhibition The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld and join us on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm for Sketching in the Galleries: The Hirschfeld Century. Families will find the “Ninas” on this educator-led tour and get the chance…

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