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Living History Weekends: Meet Sarah, a Revolutionary War Reenactor!
August 28, 2015

By J.M. Wasko Bring your whole family into the past this Saturday and Sunday for the final Living History Weekend of the summer! Sarah began her career as a historical reenactor of the American Revolution with her mother, Mandy, and younger brother, Matthew, when she was five years old. Sarah and her family are members…

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Reading into History: Author Matt Phelan Discusses Bluffton
August 26, 2015

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the Reading into History family book club is about to start up again! We’re meeting this Sunday at 2 pm to discuss Matt Phelan’s graphic novel Bluffton about a boy who spends a few magical summers with a young Buster Keaton. Many people know Buster Keaton as…

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Living History Weekends
August 13, 2015

It’s been a lively summer at the New-York Historical Society.  New and exciting groups of Revolutionary War reenactors have been bringing history to life in the galleries and on the front steps for history enthusiasts of all ages every weekend! Stop by before our Living History Weekends come to an end on Sunday, August 30….

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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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