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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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April School Vacation Week with Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie, and the Pigeon!
May 5, 2016

This April School Vacation Week, families that stopped by the New-York Historical Society to explore the exhibition The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems were treated to a few Mo Willems-inspired surprises! They created their very own wire sculpture characters, helped Knuffle Bunny take a trip back in time with collages using historic photos of…

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Listen to Mo Willems in our Family Audio Tour
March 15, 2016

Join us this weekend as we celebrate The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems! Visit with Elephant and Piggie, make your own wire sculpture, get a Pigeon of Liberty tattoo, and read your favorite Mo stories all weekend long. The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems is on view from March 18 – September 25,…

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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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Little New-Yorkers Projects for Kids: Laundry Day
November 5, 2013

Each week in Little New-Yorkers we explore the theme of New York with our littlest historians. In October we were inspired by Maurie J. Manning’s Laundry Day and created clothesline necklaces with cut cloth pieces. We explored how diverse New York City is through this beautiful book, set in the Lower East Side. It follows a…

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Playing and Learning in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum: Cast Your Vote!
November 1, 2013

Gaining the right to rock the vote hasn’t been easy, historically speaking! And if you’re under 18, you still can’t vote in the United States (along with most other countries around the world). While some people and organizations favor lowering that age restriction or eliminating it completely, chances are you still have a few years…

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Blast from the Past: The New York City Draft Riots
July 31, 2013

By Jacqueline Smith During the summer of 1863, New York City erupted in violence. July marks the 150th anniversary of the New York City Draft Riots-the largest civil uprising in our nation’s history. From Monday July 13, 1863 until Thursday July 16, 1863 mobs wreaked havoc on the streets of New York, looting stores, attacking…

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