Presidential Fun during February School Vacation Week
February 17, 2017

Written by Shana Fung In honor of Presidents’ Day, the New-York Historical Society is celebrating our nation’s Founding Fathers and Mothers all through February School Vacation Week! We’ll be kicking off the presidential fun on Saturday, February 18, by playing host to living historians portraying President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington. Presidents John…

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Train Crafts!
February 15, 2017

Written by Tirzah Jane Baker We’ve been crazy for trains this winter at the New-York Historical Society! To accompany our exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, we’ve created lots of train art projects and crafts for our weekly story time Little New Yorkers, a drop-in program for 3–5 year olds and…

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“Now or Never”: African- American Troops in the Civil War
February 10, 2017

Written by Rachel Walman This Saturday and Sunday, families who come to the Museum can meet living historians portraying the 6th Regiment of Infantry, United States Colored Troops (USCT). (“Colored” was considered a neutral term for African Americans in the 1800s, but it is considered derogatory today.) The men who served in this unit were…

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Meet Curator Lily Wong: Interview by a Kid Reporter
January 30, 2017

Written by N-YHS History Detectives Kid Reporter Riley Neubauer, age 13   When you visit the New-York Historical Society, you might wonder how their great exhibits are produced—I know I did! So I met with Lily Wong, who is the curator of the new exhibition, Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman, and the Art of Boxing. I…

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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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