Remembering Lincoln’s Death 150 Years Later
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
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
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
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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Learn the Chinese Art of Fan Dancing
Learn the Chinese Art of Fan Dancing
March 2, 2015

By Shana Fung As part of our ongoing exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, we invite families to come learn a unique traditional Chinese art form: fan dancing. Through our learning series Ancient Chinese Arts Today, an expert here at the New-York Historical Society will teach the centuries-old dance style on March 15. Click here to learn…

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新年快樂! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
新年快樂! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
February 18, 2015

By Shana Fung To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, we’ll be hosting a variety of events—from paper cutting demonstrations, to martial  arts and dance performances. Join us Thursday (the official start of the Lunar New Year) to see students of the National Dance Institute perform both traditional and modern dances inspired by their 2013—2014 curricular theme,…

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Part I: The History Behind The Pinkertonian Mystery
Part I: The History Behind The Pinkertonian Mystery
February 11, 2015

By Liz Stern Do you love solving mysteries? Join us here on February 15 at 3 pm, for the interactive theatrical experience: The Pinkertonian Mystery. Families travel throughout the Museum, engaging with actors to solve a whodunit inspired by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. This immersive theater experience was created and produced exclusively for our…

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Helios
Helios
January 20, 2015

By Neysela DaSilva-Reed As we move into 2015 we have two big aims for our Little New-Yorkers program. First, we want to get them upstairs into the galleries more often. Second, we are going to use the objects in our collections to make connections beyond New York. This program is all about exploring this amazing…

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At the Kids Table: Food, Art, and Molecular Gastronomy
At the Kids Table: Food, Art, and Molecular Gastronomy
January 14, 2015

By Rachel Walman This past Saturday, a group of families gathered in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum to explore the intersection of food and art from the nineteenth century to today. We discussed the market scene painting above, did a multi-sensory experiment from the 1932 Futurist Cookbook, and experimented with artistic plating and molecular gastronomy….

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