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Friends that Fought: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

We all know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were two of our Founding Fathers. But did you also know that, while they were close friends for much of their lives, Jefferson and Adams fought regularly, and once went ten years without speaking? This Saturday, Maira Kalman will be here to read from and discuss [...]

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

Alexander Hamilton turned 257 on Saturday, January 11. He was born in 1757 in Nevis in the British West Indies, and by the age of 11 Alexander was working in a local office of the New York trading firm Cruger and Beekman. He kept the paper work in order, handwriting copies of documents, book keeping, [...]

Author Interview: Adam Osterweil

This Sunday, author Adam Osterweil will join our Reading into History Family Book Club to discuss his novel Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector. There is so much to sink our teeth into in this book, from its layered characters to the tough American Revolution history that it sheds light on. We asked Osterweil our usual questions below. Take [...]

Reading into History: Our October Book!

Reading into History Family Book Club was terrific this past Sunday at our book wrap for 90 Miles to Havana. Thank you to everyone who came to discuss Operation Pedro Pan and this marvelous book.  Now it’s time to start reading Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector by Adam Osterweil. We’ll have the author present [...]

Camp History: Are you a Patriot or a Loyalist?

Calling all revolutionaries! Next week kids ages 11 – 13 will gather at the New-York Historical Society to delve into the characters of the American Revolution and create their own digital games in our week-long Camp History.We have a few spots left, so sign up while there’s still room! Email us at familyprograms@nyhistory.org The camp [...]

Special Event: Create Digital Games With Camp History!

Can people learn from playing games? The education world has been debating this question for a long time At the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, we think the answer is yes. We also think that people can learn even more by creating games. If you think it takes a lot of brain power to figure out game characters [...]

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