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Living History Day: Meet a Revolutionary War Reenactor

By Shana Fung Come meet members of the Revolutionary War’s Third New Jersey Regiment this Memorial Day. The brigade will be stationed at the New-York Historical Society in full uniform ready to answer your questions and share their stories about life on and off the battlefield during the American Revolution. And if you’re a revolutionary […]

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Meet the Fledglings this Mother’s Day!

By Rachel Walman It’s spring and that means there are a lot of new moms in New York City…moms with feathers! This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 we’re celebrating moms with and without feathers. Join us for our third annual Meet the Fledglings program. To celebrate the closing weekend of our stunning exhibition Audubon’s Aviary: […]

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Part III: The History Behind The Pinkertonian Mystery

By Liz Stern Earlier this week, I introduced Kate Warne, the Pinkerton National Detective Agency’s first female gumshoe. One of her most famous cases was the Baltimore Plot. 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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Helios

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 […]

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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 […]

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