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Camp History: It’s a Wrap!
August 28, 2014

  This summer, Camp History at the New-York Historical Society was all about the Civil War. Twenty-one precocious campers had the unforgettable experience of going behind-the-scenes at the Museum and Library to speak with museum and Civil War experts; styling and posing in their very own tintype photographs; and putting together and starring in their…

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Suspended in Silver: Camp History & Photography Then and Now
August 7, 2014

Guest post by Robert Christian Malmberg Starting Monday, August 11, photographer Robert Christian Malmberg will be photographing Camp History campers as people from the Civil War. We’ve asked him to guest-write a blog post for us to get to know him better. Here he is, in his own words: My fascination with “alternative process” photography…

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Adults Playing Dress-Up – Bill Cunningham: Facades
June 3, 2014

So, you think kids are the only ones allowed to play dress-up? Renowned fashion photographer Bill Cunningham would disagree. The exhibition Bill Cunningham: Facades , currently on view at the New-York Historical Society through June 15, showcases a stunning series of photographs taken by Cunningham of models in period costumes all around New York City. To…

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History, Animated: The past comes to life in Camp History at N-YHS
January 31, 2014

Instead of spending your February break watching cartoons, why not learn how to make them? From 9am to 4pm, February 18-21, middle school students in New-York Historical Society’s Camp History program will create stop-motion animated videos based on the history they learn in the museum galleries. What do history and animation have to do with each other? Well, all…

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Meet the Campers Who Made Digital History at DCHM
September 11, 2013

For four days in late August, talented middle schoolers descended on the New-York Historical Society to learn everything they could about the American Revolution…and digital game design. You probably already know that the New-York Historical Society is a great place to learn about the American Revolution considering that we were founded in 1804 just a…

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Camp History: Are you a Patriot or a Loyalist?
August 14, 2013

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…

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Special Event: Create Digital Games With Camp History!
July 17, 2013

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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