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Come Celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society!
July 2, 2015

If you’re looking to have some patriotic fun this Fourth of July, join us at the New-York Historical Society on Saturday for a special Independence Day Celebration! Families can hunt high and low throughout the Museum for objects from the Founding Era, listen to American tales told through song by the Hudson River Ramblers, and…

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July 4th History of Ice Cream: A Sneak Peak
July 4th History of Ice Cream: A Sneak Peak
July 3, 2013

  The New-York Historical Society is going all-out for the 4th of July! We’ll have an Independence Day scavenger hunt, a Ben Franklin reenactor, and a whole lot of ice cream. What does ice cream have to do with independence, you ask? Well not that much- very few New Yorkers ate ice cream in the late 1700s; however,…

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Family Benefit Party: Passport Through American History
February 1, 2013

  On a sunny winter day last weekend hundreds of families traveled with their “Passports Through American History,” stopping at 1699, 1776, 1845, 1899 and 1942. At each stop along their travels, kids participated in historic games, art-making, and hands-on activities, earning special stamps in their passports. Other highlights included a photo booth using images…

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Blast From the Past: Staying Cool in the Summer
August 27, 2012

  It’s hot outside here in the city…a good time for some ice-cold drinks and treats. But we didn’t always have refrigerators and freezers to easily keep these foods cold. People used to have ice delivered to their buildings and homes. This ice was chopped from frozen lakes in the winter, stored in ice houses, where it was kept…

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