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Camp History Spring 2016: Civil War and Minecraft
April 20, 2016

This spring, Camp History at the New-York Historical Society was all about the Civil War – and Minecraft! Campers were invited behind the scenes at the Museum over the course of a fun-filled week to speak with conservators, librarians, scholars, and more to become experts on the time period and spent their afternoons translating their…

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Reading into History: An Interview with Rodman Philbrick
April 6, 2016

Slave catchers, medicine showmen, and the Battle of Gettysburg…They’re all part of The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, this month’s read for the Reading into History family book club. Readers are invited to the Museum to discuss the book and Skype with acclaimed, multi-award-winning author Rodman Philbrick on Sunday, April 10 from 2…

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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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Photography by Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), New-York Historical Society.
Part IV: The History Behind the Pinkertonian Mystery
July 7, 2015

There are only two more performances left of The Pinkertonian Mystery at the New-York Historical Society! Families with kids eight and older have loved playing detective for an afternoon, helping the Pinkerton Detective Agency solve a dramatic mystery in this interactive theater experience. Buy tickets here for July 12 or July 26. Allan Pinkerton was…

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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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