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Happy 150th Birthday, Nellie Bly! Celebrating This Courageous Journalist, Feminist, Traveler and Fighter for Justice

One hundred and fifty years ago today, in the western town of Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania, the thirteenth child of Judge Michael Cochran was born. Her given name was Elizabeth Jane. All the other mothers in Cochran’s Mills had the habit of dressing their daughters in muted brown and gray fabrics…but not Mary Jane Cochran. She […]

Reading into History: An Illustrator at Work and Our First Anniversary!

  This past Sunday, May 19th, the DCHM Reading into History family book club discussed the graphic novel/biography Around the World and got to meet its wonderful author and illustrator, Matt Phelan. We were especially lucky because Matt brought his sketchbooks that he kept while planning the book. He taught us so much about how he creates emotions […]

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, […]

The Awesome Ladies of the New-York Historical Society

  The New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum are celebrating Women’s History Month in full force!  At our Museum, we are all about shining a light on the little-knowns of history who have nevertheless deeply affected our world. Here are profiles of some fascinating ladies we think deserve to be discussed this month, and really […]

Special Event: March School Vacation Week

It’s Passover, it’s Easter, and it’s Spring Break! More importantly, this means NO SCHOOL this week!!! But how are you going to keep busy here in the city? Well, we have a lot of interesting things to choose from at the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum for March School Vacation Week. […]

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