The Battle of Brooklyn Family Day Fun!
October 4, 2016

Written by Shana Fung The Battle of Brooklyn has arrived at the New-York Historical Society, and families are already getting into the Revolutionary spirit! On our special Battle of Brooklyn Family Day on September 24, kids and adults alike tried their hands at some Revolutionary-era espionage, got silly with a couple of rounds of Broadside…

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Memorial Day Living History: Meet Michael, a Revolutionary War Reenactor!
May 26, 2016

By J.M. Wasko Happy Memorial Day! Salute those who fought in the American Revolution with living historians from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment on Saturday and Sunday and with the Second Continental Light Dragoons on Monday! The troops will be encamped in the Museum to answer your questions about life on and off the battlefield….

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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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Living History Weekends
August 13, 2015

It’s been a lively summer at the New-York Historical Society.  New and exciting groups of Revolutionary War reenactors have been bringing history to life in the galleries and on the front steps for history enthusiasts of all ages every weekend! Stop by before our Living History Weekends come to an end on Sunday, August 30….

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Living History Day: Meet a Revolutionary War Reenactor
May 20, 2015

By Shana Fung Come meet members of the Revolutionary War’s Third New Jersey Regiment this Memorial Day. The brigade will be stationed at the New-York Historical Society in full uniform ready to answer your questions and share their stories about life on and off the battlefield during the American Revolution. And if you’re a revolutionary…

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Friends that Fought: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
March 14, 2014

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…

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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!
January 13, 2014

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,…

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Author Interview: Adam Osterweil
October 23, 2013

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…

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Reading into History: Our October Book!
October 4, 2013

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…

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