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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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Blast From the Past: Fireworks!!
July 3, 2012

  The history of fireworks is a long one…even in our young United States. We celebrated our first Independence Day with a fireworks display in 1777, six years before we could be certain we would survive the American Revolutionary War! After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that the…

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