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Seasons of Light: How Animals Used to Light America

If you come to the New-York Historical Society this winter break you can go on the Seasons of Light scavenger hunt. This hunt celebrates the holiday season by exploring how America has been lit through the centuries. Our museum has so many artifacts related to light it was hard to choose what to put on […]

July 4th History of Ice Cream: A Sneak Peak

  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, […]

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. […]

Programs for Families: Hunts and Games for Father’s Day

Bring dad to the New-York Historical Society for Father’s Day! After all, New York played a role in the history of Father’s Day. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. President Calvin Coolidge even supported the idea. But it would take until 1966 for it to become a national […]

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