Halloween History: Fortune Telling Fun
October 20, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman We’re looking back on that time of year when 19th-century Americans celebrated the end of a cycle of seasons and began to look forward to the year ahead…no, I’m not talking about the New Year—I’m talking about Halloween! The holiday we celebrate today on the 31st of October is a hodge…

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The Battle of Brooklyn: Explore the Exhibition With Our Family Guide
October 14, 2016

Written by Liz Stern Families can pick up their Battle of Brooklyn Family Guide at the exhibition entrance. This 8-page booklet is filled with activities, images, and discussion questions to guide families through the exhibition. Every American student studies the Revolutionary War in school, several times. It’s the birth of the country, after all! We learn…

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The Battle of Brooklyn Family Day Fun!
October 4, 2016

Written by Shana Fung The Battle of Brooklyn has arrived at the New-York Historical Society, and families are already getting into the Revolutionary spirit! On our special Battle of Brooklyn Family Day on September 24, kids and adults alike tried their hands at some Revolutionary-era espionage, got silly with a couple of rounds of Broadside…

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Interview With Same Sun Here Author Neela Vaswani
October 3, 2016

In a little over a month, the people of the United States will be electing a new president in what is shaping up to be a truly historic election, no matter how it turns out. In honor of election season, the Reading Into History Family Book Club welcomes Neela Vaswani on Sunday, October 2 to discuss her novel-in-letters, Same Sun Here, co-authored…

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Back to School! Three Ways Learning was Different in the Past
September 22, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman In late August it begins: finishing up summer homework, shopping for a new binder or pair of shoes, and finally walking into the building where kids will spend the next nine months learning. It’s back-to-school time! When the school year kicks into gear, so do family programs here at the New-York…

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Camp History Summer 2016: Hamilton’s World
September 15, 2016

Written by Shana Fung It’s been a Hamilton-filled summer at the New-York Historical Society and our August Camp History was right on theme! This summer, Camp History was all about Alexander Hamilton, the world he lived in, and the fledgling nation he helped shape. During two separate week-long camps, rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade…

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Announcing One Last Mo Reads! and Mo Signs! at the New-York Historical Society
August 18, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Mo Willems will be back at the New-York Historical Society on Sunday, September 18 for one last appearance before The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems closes on Sunday, September 25. And this time, he’s bringing friends! At a very special Mo Reads!, Mo and his pals Dan Santat and Laurie…

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Living History Summer: Meet Dakota, a Revolutionary War Reenactor!
August 12, 2016

Written by J.M. Wasko It’s the Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society, and we are celebrating every weekend with Living History Summer! This weekend, we are welcoming back one of our most frequent and dedicated living historians, Dakota, and her reenacting troop, the 3rd New Jersey Regiment. Dakota grew up in New Jersey and enjoys…

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Little New-Yorkers: Our Favorite New York Picture Books
August 1, 2016

Written by Neysela DaSilva-Reed,   Our Little New-Yorkers have been on quite the adventure since they started dropping in to our program in 2013. They’ve ventured beyond the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library and into the galleries upstairs, where they got up close to amazing objects in our collections, such as the wonderful Beekman…

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