What Kids Have to Say to George Washington: Postcards from our Battle of Brooklyn Family Guides
January 6, 2017

By Rachel Walman This weekend is your final chance to catch our groundbreaking exhibition on the Battle of Brooklyn. Throughout the run of this exhibition, we’ve had Family Activity Guides on hand at the Museum for families to use while they navigate the show. These guidebooks offer fun activities to do in every gallNewery within…

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Veterans Day: Black Americans and the War for Independence
November 11, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman Freedom! Tyranny! Slavery! These were words you would have heard all the time in the Revolutionary Era. This Veterans Day, let’s think about what it might have felt like as a person of African descent to choose sides in that crucial moment: whether to gamble on a European power promising you…

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The Battle of Brooklyn: Explore the Exhibition With Our Family Guide
October 14, 2016

Written by Liz Stern Families can pick up their Battle of Brooklyn Family Guide at the exhibition entrance. This 8-page booklet is filled with activities, images, and discussion questions to guide families through the exhibition. Every American student studies the Revolutionary War in school, several times. It’s the birth of the country, after all! We learn…

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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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Back to School! Three Ways Learning was Different in the Past
September 22, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman In late August it begins: finishing up summer homework, shopping for a new binder or pair of shoes, and finally walking into the building where kids will spend the next nine months learning. It’s back-to-school time! When the school year kicks into gear, so do family programs here at the New-York…

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