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Announcing One Last Mo Reads! and Mo Signs! at the New-York Historical Society
August 18, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Mo Willems will be back at the New-York Historical Society on Sunday, September 18 for one last appearance before The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems closes on Sunday, September 25. And this time, he’s bringing friends! At a very special Mo Reads!, Mo and his pals Dan Santat and Laurie…

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Living History Summer: Meet Dakota, a Revolutionary War Reenactor!
August 12, 2016

Written by J.M. Wasko It’s the Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society, and we are celebrating every weekend with Living History Summer! This weekend, we are welcoming back one of our most frequent and dedicated living historians, Dakota, and her reenacting troop, the 3rd New Jersey Regiment. Dakota grew up in New Jersey and enjoys…

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Little New-Yorkers: Our Favorite New York Picture Books
August 1, 2016

Written by Neysela DaSilva-Reed,   Our Little New-Yorkers have been on quite the adventure since they started dropping in to our program in 2013. They’ve ventured beyond the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library and into the galleries upstairs, where they got up close to amazing objects in our collections, such as the wonderful Beekman…

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Living History Summer: Meet Janice, a Historical Dancer!
July 22, 2016

Written by J.M. Wasko It’s the Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society, and we are celebrating every weekend with Living History Summer! This weekend, we welcome Living Historian Janice Wolk from Heard’s Brigade of New Jersey Militia on Saturday and again on Sunday with her dance troupe, North River Historical Dancers. Believe it…

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Summer of Hamilton Family Activities: Remembering the Hamilton-Burr Duel
July 18, 2016

Written by J.M Wasko On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton found himself in Weehawken, NJ, looking straight down the barrel of a dueling pistol aimed at him by Aaron Burr. This historic moment was frozen in time by artist Kim Crowley in a pair of statues that depicts the moment before shots were fired on…

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Independence Day Fun at the New-York Historical Society
July 7, 2016

Written by Shana Fung, The New-York Historical Society’s Summer of Hamilton started off with a bang this Fourth of July weekend. On Independence Day, families mingled with Revolutionary War soldiers, ladies from the Founding Era, and Alexander Hamilton himself in between creating tricorne hats, designing festive flags, participating in a singalong with the Hudson River…

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Come Celebrate Independence Day with Alexander Hamilton!
July 1, 2016

Written by Shana Fung, The New-York Historical Society kicks off Summer of Hamilton with a supersized Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4 with special guest Alexander Hamilton! Families that stop by will have the chance to meet a young lieutenant colonel Alexander Hamilton along with soldiers of the Continental Army, go on a special…

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Create Your Own Paper Bag Backpack!
June 15, 2016

By Neysela Dasilva-Reed, We often find discarded objects just lying around at home. What could be better than finding ways to recycle these objects into fun activities? Recently in our Little New-Yorkers program, which meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 pm, we read The Earth Book by Todd Parr to get our little ones to…

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Announcing the 2016 Children’s History Book Prize Winner: “Echo” by Pam Muñoz Ryan
June 9, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman After scouring many, many middle grade historical fiction and non-fiction books, a team of historians, educators, and families have chosen this year’s winner of the New-York Historical Society’s Children’s History Book Prize. That winning book is Echo by acclaimed author Pam Muñoz Ryan! Echo beautifully weaves together the individual stories of…

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