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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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Train Tales and Crafts
December 30, 2016

Written by Shana Fung Chugga chugga CHOO CHOO! The New-York Historical Society’s December School Vacation Week from December 26 –January 2 is all about trains. Friends big and small have been stopping by to check out Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, to journey on a special train scavenger hunt, and to…

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Trains, Trains, and More Trains!
December 13, 2016

Written by Shana Fung This past weekend was Historical Train Weekend at the New-York Historical Society, and we were all about trains, trains, and more trains! Families went on scavenger hunts in our exhibition, Holiday Express, made their very own train engines to take home, and even met Conductor Abe who told some tall train…

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Our Favorite Train Books!
December 6, 2016

Written by Tirzah Baker This month, the Museum is full of trains zooming overhead and the sounds of children shrieking with delight as they explore our exhibition, Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection—and we’re going train crazy, too! We’ve got tons of train-themed story times and activities for the next two months….

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Little New-Yorkers: Vote!
October 31, 2016

Written by Tirzah Baker   This election year, even our youngest museum visitors are getting politically engaged! On Tuesday, November 1, and Friday, November 4, we’ll be learning all about Election Day at Little New-Yorkers by reading If I Were President by Catherine Stier. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the importance of voting and what makes a…

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Halloween History: Fortune Telling Fun
October 20, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman We’re looking back on that time of year when 19th-century Americans celebrated the end of a cycle of seasons and began to look forward to the year ahead…no, I’m not talking about the New Year—I’m talking about Halloween! The holiday we celebrate today on the 31st of October is a hodge…

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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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Interview With Same Sun Here Author Neela Vaswani
October 3, 2016

In a little over a month, the people of the United States will be electing a new president in what is shaping up to be a truly historic election, no matter how it turns out. In honor of election season, the Reading Into History Family Book Club welcomes Neela Vaswani on Sunday, October 2 to discuss her novel-in-letters, Same Sun Here, co-authored…

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