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February Reading into History: Author Interviews and Download the book for free!

Readers, we have some real treats for you in this post. As you may know, our February Reading into History book is Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York’s African Burial Ground. On February 24th, from 3 – 5 pm, we will host our Wrap for this book with co-author and conservator Gary McGowan. This book […]

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Old News! Historic Documents on View at Chains Book Wrap Party

  Hello, Historians! This Wednesday from 4:30-6 pm we are hosting a book wrap party for Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Isabel’s story of her struggle to find her sister and to gain freedom from slavery in New York CIty is a page turner! But even if you haven’t quite finished, join us for a special opportunity […]

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July Book Club Read: Slavery, Spies, and Suspense in Chains

Greetings young historians! Our July book is Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book follows Isabelle, an enslaved girl struggling for freedom in New York City during the Revolutionary War. This book is full of incredible characters from our smart hero to her enslaved friend (and Patriot spy) Curzon, to her cruel Loyalist, owners, Mr. […]

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Say Hello to Abraham and Frederick!

  Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass stand at the entrances to the New-York Historical Society—you should come and say hello to them! The statues were commissioned for the reopening of New-York Historical in November 2011 and are popular photography spots. These two men were both born in the early 1800s but grew up in different […]

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