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Camp History: It’s a Wrap!

  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 […]

Little New-Yorkers Projects for Kids: Laundry Day

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 […]

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

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 […]

Blast from the Past: The New York City Draft Riots

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 […]

Special Review: New-York Historical Society

Contributed by 9-year-old Joshua Licht (Editor’s note: Joshua’s essay has been transcribed as accurately as possible. His actual essay is reprinted at the end.) Looking for a fun Museum to go to? Then the New York Historical Society is the place to go to! It has frindly staff, a fun layout and they love kids. […]

Blast From the Past: Cross Stitch

Have you ever used a needle and thread? Do you like to sew? There was a time in American history when girls were REQUIRED to sew! Young girls took classes in school and outside of school to learn cross stitch, which is a form of embroidery that looks like tiny “X’s” and can be found all over the […]

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