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“We had to share our dad with the world”: an Interview with Rasheda Ali
January 10, 2017

by Rachel Walman Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to remember the contributions of civil rights leaders past and present. Won’t you join us? We’re honored to welcome you and your family to the Museum to meet the daughter of one of history’s greatest symbols of the Civil Rights Movement:…

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What Kids Have to Say to George Washington: Postcards from our Battle of Brooklyn Family Guides
January 6, 2017

By Rachel Walman This weekend is your final chance to catch our groundbreaking exhibition on the Battle of Brooklyn. Throughout the run of this exhibition, we’ve had Family Activity Guides on hand at the Museum for families to use while they navigate the show. These guidebooks offer fun activities to do in every gallNewery within…

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Train Tales and Crafts
December 30, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Chugga chugga CHOO CHOO! The New-York Historical Society’s December School Vacation Week from December 26 –January 2 is all about trains. Friends big and small have been stopping by to check out Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, to journey on a special train scavenger hunt, and to…

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“The Greatest”: A Kid Reporter Goes Behind the Scenes of the N-YHS’s exhibition, “Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing”
December 16, 2016

Written by N-YHS History Detectives Kid Reporter Riley Neubauer, age 13 The New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit on Muhammad Ali and LeRoy Neiman gives everyone the opportunity to see a different side of Ali. Most people know him as the extraordinary boxer whose refusal to be drafted into the Vietnam War cost him three-and-a-half years…

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Trains, Trains, and More Trains!
December 13, 2016

Written by Shana Fung This past weekend was Historical Train Weekend at the New-York Historical Society, and we were all about trains, trains, and more trains! Families went on scavenger hunts in our exhibition, Holiday Express, made their very own train engines to take home, and even met Conductor Abe who told some tall train…

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Our Favorite Train Books!
December 6, 2016

Written by Tirzah Baker This month, the Museum is full of trains zooming overhead and the sounds of children shrieking with delight as they explore our exhibition, Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection—and we’re going train crazy, too! We’ve got tons of train-themed story times and activities for the next two months….

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Thanksgiving History: George Washington, the Civil War, and a 60-foot Rubber Dinosaur
November 23, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman This afternoon, hundreds of New-York Historical Society Family Members will gather on 77th Street right outside the Museum to watch a Thanksgiving tradition: the inflation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons. Today, the exuberant parade, a roasted turkey, and family gatherings on the fourth Thursday in November are all hallmarks of…

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Veterans Day: Black Americans and the War for Independence
November 11, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman Freedom! Tyranny! Slavery! These were words you would have heard all the time in the Revolutionary Era. This Veterans Day, let’s think about what it might have felt like as a person of African descent to choose sides in that crucial moment: whether to gamble on a European power promising you…

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Little New-Yorkers: Vote!
October 31, 2016

Written by Tirzah Baker   This election year, even our youngest museum visitors are getting politically engaged! On Tuesday, November 1, and Friday, November 4, we’ll be learning all about Election Day at Little New-Yorkers by reading If I Were President by Catherine Stier. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the importance of voting and what makes a…

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