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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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Part II: The History Behind The Pinkertonian Mystery
April 22, 2015

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
April 10, 2015

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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Camp History: Colonial New York
March 30, 2015

By Shana Fung This spring, Camp History campers at the New-York Historical Society explored the fascinating world of colonial New York by becoming historians and curating their very own pop-up exhibition! Campers had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of getting up close and personal with centuries-old artifacts from the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library and the opportunity to…

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Blast from the Past: Lincoln and the Jews
March 6, 2015

By Liz Stern In Jerusalem, there is a beautiful street near the King David Hotel named for Abraham Lincoln. There is a similar one in Tel Aviv and a memorial statue of Lincoln in Ramat Gan. Why is there devotion in Israel to the 16th President of the United States? Abraham Lincoln was a man…

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Reading into History: An Interview with Author of One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia
March 4, 2015

By Rachel Walman How did the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s affect Americans in different parts of the country? That’s the question we’ll tackle this Sunday, March 8 from 2–4pm during our Reading into History family book club meeting. Join us here at the New-York Historical Society with author Rita Williams-Garcia to…

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