Photography by Alexander Gardner (1821-1882), New-York Historical Society.
Part IV: The History Behind the Pinkertonian Mystery
July 7, 2015

There are only two more performances left of The Pinkertonian Mystery at the New-York Historical Society! Families with kids eight and older have loved playing detective for an afternoon, helping the Pinkerton Detective Agency solve a dramatic mystery in this interactive theater experience. Buy tickets here for July 12 or July 26. Allan Pinkerton was…

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Meet the Author! Joe McKendry and One Times Square
December 6, 2013

This Sunday we will be joined by children’s book author and illustrator Joe McKendry. Joe’s book One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World is a terrific look at the history, usage, and people of one location in New York City. Did you know the neighborhood used to be called…

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Meet the Campers Who Made Digital History at DCHM
September 11, 2013

For four days in late August, talented middle schoolers descended on the New-York Historical Society to learn everything they could about the American Revolution…and digital game design. You probably already know that the New-York Historical Society is a great place to learn about the American Revolution considering that we were founded in 1804 just a…

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100-Year-Old Toasters and REAL Cinnamon: At the Kids’ Table Returns This Saturday!
January 8, 2013

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum is hosting its second-ever family cooking class this Saturday at 2pm—and of course we are cooking the old fashioned way. I mean churn your own butter, make your own bread, grind your own spices, snip your own sugar old fashioned! Our theme is “How the Kitchen has Changed,”  and we’ll…

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What Do I Want To Know About Harlem?
August 10, 2012

Harlem, the neighborhood where Walter Dean Myer’s book Harlem Summer is set, has an interesting story of its own. Some things I wonder about Harlem are… How did Harlem get its name? How come it is so famous? (People all over the world have heard of it!) So many famous writers, painters and musicians started out in Harlem, and many…

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An Interview with Gail Carson Levine, author of Dave at Night
June 15, 2012

Hello historians! To get you excited about the Book Wrap for Dave at Night on June 20th, we asked Gail Carson Levine a few questions about herself and her book. If you bring a question for Ms. Levine to the Book Wrap, you will receive a free gift from us! Read on and think of what YOU…

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