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Civil War Medicine: Pills, Ointments and Bitters for Soldiers

  This Father’s Day, June 16th, eminent historian Harold Holzer will be here to answer families’ burning Civil War questions. Following his talk, families are invited to play a choose-your-own-adventure style game where they get to walk in the shoes of a Civil War soldier. Are you sitting there wishing you could really be a […]

Programs for Families: Hunts and Games for Father’s Day

Bring dad to the New-York Historical Society for Father’s Day! After all, New York played a role in the history of Father’s Day. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. President Calvin Coolidge even supported the idea. But it would take until 1966 for it to become a national […]

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