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Reading into Mockingbird: The Jim Crow South
July 28, 2015

Reading into Mockingbird is a series of posts about the historical themes in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Reading into History Teen Summer’s 2015 read. Through these posts, we will provide historical background to enhance your reading of the book and your participation in our Goodreads discussions and teach-in event at the…

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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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Reading into Mockingbird: Eugenics, the Ewells, and Tom Robinson
July 21, 2015

“Reading into Mockingbird” is a series of posts about the historical themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Reading into History Teen Summer’s 2015 read. Through these posts, we will provide historical background to enhance your reading of the book and your participation in our Goodreads discussions and teach-in event at the…

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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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Photography by Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), New-York Historical Society.
Part IV: The History Behind the Pinkertonian Mystery
July 7, 2015

There are only two more performances left of The Pinkertonian Mystery at the New-York Historical Society! Families with kids eight and older have loved playing detective for an afternoon, helping the Pinkerton Detective Agency solve a dramatic mystery in this interactive theater experience. Buy tickets here for July 12 or July 26. Allan Pinkerton was…

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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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Irving Browning, “Shoeshiner, Lower East Side” ca. 1930, Irving Browning Collection, New-York Historical Society
Reading into Mockingbird: The Great Depression
July 1, 2015

Reading into Mockingbird is a series of posts about the historical themes in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (the Reading into History Teen Summer’s 2015 read).Through these posts, we will provide historical background to enhance your understanding of the book and your participation in our Goodreads discussions and teach-in event at the Museum…

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Salt by Helen Frost Wins Our Children’s History Book Prize
June 22, 2015

Among dozens of excellent submissions, one book stood out to the panel of historians, educators, and families:  Salt, by Helen Frost. The story weaves a tale of cross-cultural friendship threatened by the War of 1812. Written in verse, Salt is set in the Indiana Territory at the start of the conflict and unfolds through the…

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Summer Reading: To Kill a Mockingbird
June 16, 2015

By Liz Stern As you pack your beach bag or your suitcase this summer, don’t forget to throw in your copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee! New-York Historical Society’s Reading into History program is partnering with Facing History & Ourselves in a summer-long online book discussion group for 12 –16 year-olds on…

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