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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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Celebrate the Summer at DiMenna!
July 16, 2015

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…

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Come Celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society!
July 2, 2015

If you’re looking to have some patriotic fun this Fourth of July, join us at the New-York Historical Society on Saturday for a special Independence Day Celebration! Families can hunt high and low throughout the Museum for objects from the Founding Era, listen to American tales told through song by the Hudson River Ramblers, and…

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Check out the results of our Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Halloween costume contest!
November 5, 2014

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…

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What should Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln be for Halloween? You Decide!
October 9, 2014

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…

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Madeline’s Tea Party!
September 11, 2014

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…

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Camp History: It’s a Wrap!
August 28, 2014

  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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