Reading into History: Interview with The Detective’s Assistant Author Kate Hannigan
December 16, 2015

You probably know that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. You may not know that a previous assassination attempt was made on him during his 13-day train journey from Springfield, IL, to his inauguration in Washington, D.C., in 1861. Even more remarkable, it was a female detective who saved Lincoln’s life! That detective,…

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Thanksgiving Fun with Living History!
November 24, 2015

AT-TEN-TION! This Thanksgiving Weekend, the 3rd New Jersey Regiment is returning to the New-York Historical Society for two very special Living History Days! These stalwart Revolutionary War reenactors will be stationed on the front steps of the museum and throughout the galleries on Friday and Saturday to show off their authentic 18th-century gear, share stories…

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Reading into History: Honoring African American Veterans
November 11, 2015

By Rachel Walman This past Sunday, families gathered for a Veterans Day-themed Reading into History family book club meeting to discuss the book Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone. This amazing book chronicles the tumultuous journey of a group of African American…

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Halloween 2015’s Statue Costume Contest Winners!
November 9, 2015

If you joined us at our Superheroes/Supernatural Halloween Bash or walked past the Museum over the weekend, you already know that our statues were all decked out in superhero costumes this year to celebrate our special exhibition Superheroes in Gotham. A big thank you to everyone who voted in our statue costume contest! The winning…

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Comic Books Came Alive At the “Superheroes in Gotham” Opening Weekend
October 15, 2015

This past weekend, we celebrated the opening of our latest special exhibition Superheroes in Gotham with a jam-packed roster of super fun activities. We even spotted a few superheroes roaming the galleries of N-YHS and training the next generation of heroes in superhero boot camps all over the Museum! Check out some photos from the…

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Cast Your Vote for Our Annual Statue Costume Contest!
October 8, 2015

Last Halloween, trick-or-treaters were greeted by Frederick Douglass dressed as a stalwart sailor on 77th Street, while goblins and ghouls passing by the New-York Historical Society on Central Park West were welcomed by Abraham Lincoln in full Captain America regalia. These two historic American heroes will be getting into costume once again, as a part…

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Meet the “To Kill A Mockingbird” Teach-in Panelists
September 16, 2015

If you are a middle or high school student, chances are you had to read To Kill A Mockingbird this summer. If you are a parent, chances are that you also read this book around the same age as your children are now. This 1960 novel has been a literary touchstone for the past 55…

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Camp History Summer 2015: “Turn of the Twentieth Times”
September 11, 2015

As our campers and students all across the city head back to school this week, we reminisce about some of the fun we had at Camp History this summer and begin looking forward to our upcoming February and March 2016 sessions of Camp History! This August, Camp History was all about the turn of the…

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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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