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Part II: The History Behind The Pinkertonian Mystery

By Liz Stern Meet Kate Warne in The Pinkertonian Mystery, an interactive theater experience produced at the New-York Historical Society in conjunction with Live In Theater for families with kids ages eight and older. After receiving rave reviews, our first four shows have sold out. To keep up with demand we’ve added four new dates. […]


Remembering Lincoln’s Death 150 Years Later

By Rachel Walman Tuesday, April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the fatal shooting of President Abraham Lincoln, who died at 7:22 am the next morning. If you’re looking to pay your respects to “Father Abraham,” come to the New-York Historical Society this Saturday, April 11. Gilder Lehrman will be offering a rare look […]


Learn the Chinese Art of Fan Dancing

By Shana Fung As part of our ongoing exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, we invite families to come learn a unique traditional Chinese art form: fan dancing. Through our learning series Ancient Chinese Arts Today, an expert here at the New-York Historical Society will teach the centuries-old dance style on March 15. Click here to learn […]


新年快樂! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

By Shana Fung To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, we’ll be hosting a variety of events—from paper cutting demonstrations, to martial  arts and dance performances. Join us Thursday (the official start of the Lunar New Year) to see students of the National Dance Institute perform both traditional and modern dances inspired by their 2013—2014 curricular theme, […]


Part I: The History Behind The Pinkertonian Mystery

By Liz Stern Do you love solving mysteries? Join us here on February 15 at 3 pm, for the interactive theatrical experience: The Pinkertonian Mystery. Families travel throughout the Museum, engaging with actors to solve a whodunit inspired by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. This immersive theater experience was created and produced exclusively for our […]



By Neysela DaSilva-Reed As we move into 2015 we have two big aims for our Little New-Yorkers program. First, we want to get them upstairs into the galleries more often. Second, we are going to use the objects in our collections to make connections beyond New York. This program is all about exploring this amazing […]


Installing Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

By Cara Cifferelli The New-York Historical Society has been transformed into a toys and trains wonderland for our newest exhibition, Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection. But, it didn’t happen overnight. See how everything came together in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the installation of Holiday Express! For days, Museum staff have […]


Madeline’s Tea Party!

All summer long, the New-York Historical Society has been celebrating the special exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline came to the Museum and joined the Independence Day festivities on the 4th of July… Little New-Yorkers read Madeline stories and made Madeline accessories… Madeline books were read during Story Time every Sunday and additional Story Times […]


Camp History: It’s a Wrap!

  This summer, Camp History at the New-York Historical Society was all about the Civil War. Twenty-one precocious campers had the unforgettable experience of going behind-the-scenes at the Museum and Library to speak with museum and Civil War experts; styling and posing in their very own tintype photographs; and putting together and starring in their […]


Celebrating Independence Day and Madeline at the New-York Historical Society

Earlier this month, on the 4th of July, the New-York Historical Society threw a supersized family day to celebrate both Independence Day and the opening of our special exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans.  And, the photos are finally in – check them out below! That day, we made tricorner hats… […]



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