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Meet the Author! Joe McKendry and One Times Square

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 [...]

Author Interview: Adam Osterweil

This Sunday, author Adam Osterweil will join our Reading into History Family Book Club to discuss his novel Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector. There is so much to sink our teeth into in this book, from its layered characters to the tough American Revolution history that it sheds light on. We asked Osterweil our usual questions below. Take [...]

Meet the Campers Who Made Digital History at DCHM

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 [...]

Reading into History’s May Book: Around the World by Matt Phelan

  May is here and it’s time for a new book club read! Reading into History is now reading our first graphic novel, Around the World, by Matt Phelan. Phelan is a Scott O’Dell Award winning author and illustrator. Around the World tells the stories of three nineteenth-century world explorers. First, there was Thomas Stevens, [...]

Reading Into History: Interview With Author Barry Denenberg

Hello, families! The Reading into History book for April is Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered by Barry Denenberg. Barry will be here at the Museum on Sunday, April 14th for two programs about this book.  At 1:30, he will do a Q&A  with the public about his book and Lincoln. Then at 3 pm, he will join the book [...]

Special Event: A Journey With Purpose

  On Sunday, April 7, the New-York Historical Society is proud to present the New York premiere of the short film, A Journey With Purpose. Fifteen-year-old Joshua Miller, in collaboration with his mother, Gail Becker, created this unique film in 2011. It documents their experience traveling to Poland in order to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau with Martin [...]

Interview With Adele Griffin, Author of Picture The Dead

Dear Readers, we are just about two weeks away from our January Book Wrap for Picture the Dead with author Adele Griffin. We are so excited to talk about the Civil War, Spiritualism, and tricky photographers! Get to know Adele Griffin better by reading this short interview. Enjoy, and we’ll see you at 3 pm on Janurary [...]

Interview With Author Donna Jo Napoli, Author Of The King Of Mulberry Street!

Hello families! We hope you are enjoying The King of Mulberry Street. If you can tear your eyes away from the adventures of Dom, Gaetano, and Tin Pan Alley, take a few minutes to read our interview with author Donna Jo Napoli. We hope learning more about her makes you even more excited to meet her and ask [...]

Interview With Same Sun Here Author Neela Vaswani

  On November 4, the Reading Into History book club will be discussing Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. We spoke to author Neela Vaswani about her inspiration for the book, and her favorite parts of New York! DCHM: What were you like between the ages of 9 and 12? NV: I loved to [...]

Reading into History: An Interview with We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren

  Hello families! As the We Rode the Orphan Trains Book Wrap approaches, we interviewed the book’s author, Andrea Warren. Ms. Warren has a lot of wonderful things to tell you about herself and her work. She is “delighted” that we are all reading her book about this important but little-known part of history. Though you won’t [...]

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