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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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Memorial Day Living History: Meet Michael, a Revolutionary War Reenactor!
May 26, 2016

By J.M. Wasko Happy Memorial Day! Salute those who fought in the American Revolution with living historians from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment on Saturday and Sunday and with the Second Continental Light Dragoons on Monday! The troops will be encamped in the Museum to answer your questions about life on and off the battlefield….

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Eat Too Much: Meet Some Real Fledglings this Sunday!
May 18, 2016

Mo Willems taught us that sometimes a pigeon needs a bath. Well, at the May 22 Meet the Fledglings family program, you can come meet some actual baby birds and the folks who clean and care for them! For the fourth year in a row, the Wild Bird Fund will bring rescued fledglings to the…

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Reading into History: Interview with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of “Jefferson’s Sons”
May 10, 2016

The families who participate in our  Reading into History Family Book Club are no strangers to discussing the history of slavery and race in America, but this month’s book, Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, takes us into new territory: the relationship between the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and an enslaved woman he owned,…

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April School Vacation Week with Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie, and the Pigeon!
May 5, 2016

This April School Vacation Week, families that stopped by the New-York Historical Society to explore the exhibition The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems were treated to a few Mo Willems-inspired surprises! They created their very own wire sculpture characters, helped Knuffle Bunny take a trip back in time with collages using historic photos of…

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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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