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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Living History Memorial Day
May 28, 2015

By Shana Fung Check out some photos taken on the steps of the New-York Historical Society this past Memorial Day! If you missed out on meeting the Third New Jersey Regiment this past Monday, not to worry, they’ll be back! In honor of the special installation Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution, and…

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Living History Day: Meet a Revolutionary War Reenactor
May 20, 2015

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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Little New-Yorkers: Cool Daddy Rat
May 12, 2015

By Neysela Da Silva-Reed Recently, in Little New-Yorkers, we’ve been traveling the world exploring new countries that have influenced New York. This week, we’ll learn about a musical genre that has historic ties to this city: jazz! Come listen to scat and the amazing story Cool Daddy Rat this Tuesday, May 12 and Friday, May 15…

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Meet the Fledglings this Mother’s Day!
May 8, 2015

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
April 28, 2015

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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