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Camp History Spring 2016: Civil War and Minecraft
April 20, 2016

This spring, Camp History at the New-York Historical Society was all about the Civil War – and Minecraft! Campers were invited behind the scenes at the Museum over the course of a fun-filled week to speak with conservators, librarians, scholars, and more to become experts on the time period and spent their afternoons translating their…

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Reading into History: An Interview with Rodman Philbrick
April 6, 2016

Slave catchers, medicine showmen, and the Battle of Gettysburg…They’re all part of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, this month’s read for the Reading into History family book club. Readers are invited to the Museum to discuss the book and Skype with acclaimed, multi-award-winning author Rodman Philbrick on Sunday, April 10 from 2…

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“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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Listen to Mo Willems in our Family Audio Tour
March 15, 2016

Join us this weekend as we celebrate The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems! Visit with Elephant and Piggie, make your own wire sculpture, get a Pigeon of Liberty tattoo, and read your favorite Mo stories all weekend long. The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems is on view from March 18 – September 25,…

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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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Reading into History: Interview with Tim Tingle, author of “How I Became a Ghost”
March 4, 2016

Have you ever read a novel narrated by a ghost? Choctaw author and storyteller Tim Tingle’s How I Became a Ghost is just such a book, and it’s this month’s selection for the Reading into History Family book club. We’ll be meeting to discuss this remarkable book this Sunday, March 6, from  2 – 4…

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Come See the Trial of Typhoid Mary
February 24, 2016

“You have got to keep stuff in your head. What’s important is that you feed off of what [the actors] say.  And what they say and ask you is changing your opinions.” – Gordon  Gordon is nine years old, but already he has figured out that not everything is as simple as it may seem,…

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How to Make a Superhero Mask
February 17, 2016

Our amazing exhibition Superheroes in Gotham is ending this Sunday! As we get ready to say goodbye, we’ll continue to give our little heroes the opportunity to complete their very own costumes. In our weekly Little New-Yorkers program (every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm for kids ages 3-5) we’ve been exploring various superhero characters and the…

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Reading into History: Interview with Capital Days Author, Tonya Bolden
February 5, 2016

Do you keep a journal? If you do, you probably think of it as one of your most private possessions; but to historians hundreds of years from now, your journal might be worth writing a whole book about! That’s what acclaimed children’s author Tonya Bolden thought about a journal kept by Michael Shiner, an African…

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