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March 2016 Camp History: Civil War and Minecraft
March 11, 2016

It’s not too late to sign up for our next session of Camp History! From March 29 – April 1, a troop of lucky campers will delve into Civil War history through behind-the-scenes visits with librarians, conservators, and curators; chats with visiting living historians (historical reenactors); hands-on activities with educators; and create their own uniformed…

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Reading into History: Interview with Tim Tingle, author of “How I Became a Ghost”
March 4, 2016

Have you ever read a novel narrated by a ghost? Choctaw author and storyteller Tim Tingle’s How I Became a Ghost is just such a book, and it’s this month’s selection for the Reading into History Family book club. We’ll be meeting to discuss this remarkable book this Sunday, March 6, from  2 – 4…

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Come See the Trial of Typhoid Mary
February 24, 2016

“You have got to keep stuff in your head. What’s important is that you feed off of what [the actors] say.  And what they say and ask you is changing your opinions.” – Gordon  Gordon is nine years old, but already he has figured out that not everything is as simple as it may seem,…

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How to Make a Superhero Mask
February 17, 2016

Our amazing exhibition Superheroes in Gotham is ending this Sunday! As we get ready to say goodbye, we’ll continue to give our little heroes the opportunity to complete their very own costumes. In our weekly Little New-Yorkers program (every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm for kids ages 3-5) we’ve been exploring various superhero characters and the…

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Reading into History: Interview with Capital Days Author, Tonya Bolden
February 5, 2016

Do you keep a journal? If you do, you probably think of it as one of your most private possessions; but to historians hundreds of years from now, your journal might be worth writing a whole book about! That’s what acclaimed children’s author Tonya Bolden thought about a journal kept by Michael Shiner, an African…

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How to Make A Superhero Cape!
January 4, 2016

November was Superhero month at Little New-Yorkers in celebration of our exhibition Superheroes in Gotham. Each week we discovered a new superhero, from Iron Man to Wonder Woman. The crafts for this month were all linked to allow us to make our own complete superhero costumes! If you missed any of the weeks, we wanted…

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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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