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Blast From the Past: Fireworks!!
July 3, 2012

  The history of fireworks is a long one…even in our young United States. We celebrated our first Independence Day with a fireworks display in 1777, six years before we could be certain we would survive the American Revolutionary War! After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that the…

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First Reading Into History Meetup a Success!
June 29, 2012

We were so lucky to have Gail Carson Levine visit our first ever Reading Into History book club. She read from her book Dave at Night and she told some cool stories about her dad. He grew up in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in Harlem. We even got to see pictures of what it looked like back…

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Gail Carson Levine, a peek at real orphans, snacks, and free gifts tomorrow at the Book Wrap!
June 19, 2012

Hello historians! Remember to come to the Museum Wednesday June 20th for our first ever Book Wrap event for Dave at Night. Gail Carson Levine will be here to read to you, answer your questions, and sign your copy of Dave at Night. There will also be snacks, photographs of real orphans like Dave from the New-York Historical…

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An Interview with Gail Carson Levine, author of Dave at Night
June 15, 2012

Hello historians! To get you excited about the Book Wrap for Dave at Night on June 20th, we asked Gail Carson Levine a few questions about herself and her book. If you bring a question for Ms. Levine to the Book Wrap, you will receive a free gift from us! Read on and think of what YOU…

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Programs for Families: Hunts and Games for Father’s Day
June 14, 2012

Bring dad to the New-York Historical Society for Father’s Day! After all, New York played a role in the history of Father’s Day. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. President Calvin Coolidge even supported the idea. But it would take until 1966 for it to become a national…

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Reading Into History
June 7, 2012

Welcome to our first book club post! Reading into History is our new monthly book club for kids 9-12. We are excited to get people talking about history and historical fiction and to connect the books we blog about to the New-York Historical Society’s collection. What is historical fiction and why bother reading it? I…

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Welcome!

Do you love to get behind the scenes with history and learn about the people who made America great! We do too! These blog posts will be about investigating history and are written for kids like you. We’ll ask you to put your detective hats on and help us delve into the past. Our posts…

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