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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Back to School! Three Ways Learning was Different in the Past
September 22, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman In late August it begins: finishing up summer homework, shopping for a new binder or pair of shoes, and finally walking into the building where kids will spend the next nine months learning. It’s back-to-school time! When the school year kicks into gear, so do family programs here at the New-York…

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Camp History Summer 2016: Hamilton’s World
September 15, 2016

Written by Shana Fung It’s been a Hamilton-filled summer at the New-York Historical Society and our August Camp History was right on theme! This summer, Camp History was all about Alexander Hamilton, the world he lived in, and the fledgling nation he helped shape. During two separate week-long camps, rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade…

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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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