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Announcing One Last Mo Reads! and Mo Signs! at the New-York Historical Society
August 18, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Mo Willems will be back at the New-York Historical Society on Sunday, September 18 for one last appearance before The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems closes on Sunday, September 25. And this time, he’s bringing friends! At a very special Mo Reads!, Mo and his pals Dan Santat and Laurie…

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Living History Summer: Meet Dakota, a Revolutionary War Reenactor!
August 12, 2016

Written by J.M. Wasko It’s the Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society, and we are celebrating every weekend with Living History Summer! This weekend, we are welcoming back one of our most frequent and dedicated living historians, Dakota, and her reenacting troop, the 3rd New Jersey Regiment. Dakota grew up in New Jersey and enjoys…

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Little New-Yorkers: Our Favorite New York Picture Books
August 1, 2016

Written by Neysela DaSilva-Reed,   Our Little New-Yorkers have been on quite the adventure since they started dropping in to our program in 2013. They’ve ventured beyond the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library and into the galleries upstairs, where they got up close to amazing objects in our collections, such as the wonderful Beekman…

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Living History Summer: Meet Janice, a Historical Dancer!
July 22, 2016

Written by J.M. Wasko It’s the Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society, and we are celebrating every weekend with Living History Summer! This weekend, we welcome Living Historian Janice Wolk from Heard’s Brigade of New Jersey Militia on Saturday and again on Sunday with her dance troupe, North River Historical Dancers. Believe it…

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Summer of Hamilton Family Activities: Remembering the Hamilton-Burr Duel
July 18, 2016

Written by J.M Wasko On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton found himself in Weehawken, NJ, looking straight down the barrel of a dueling pistol aimed at him by Aaron Burr. This historic moment was frozen in time by artist Kim Crowley in a pair of statues that depicts the moment before shots were fired on…

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Create Your Own Paper Bag Backpack!
June 15, 2016

By Neysela Dasilva-Reed, We often find discarded objects just lying around at home. What could be better than finding ways to recycle these objects into fun activities? Recently in our Little New-Yorkers program, which meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 pm, we read The Earth Book by Todd Parr to get our little ones to…

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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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Don’t Let the Pigeon Eat Too Much: Meet Some Real Fledglings this Sunday!
May 18, 2016

Mo Willems taught us that sometimes a pigeon needs a bath. Well, at the May 22 Meet the Fledglings family program, you can come meet some actual baby birds and the folks who clean and care for them! For the fourth year in a row, the Wild Bird Fund will bring rescued fledglings to the…

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Reading into History: Interview with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of “Jefferson’s Sons”
May 10, 2016

The families who participate in our  Reading into History Family Book Club are no strangers to discussing the history of slavery and race in America, but this month’s book, Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, takes us into new territory: the relationship between the third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and an enslaved woman he owned,…

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