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“There’s no crying in baseball!” and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

  What do Belles, Peaches, Chicks, and Lassies all have in common? They are all team names from the first women’s professional baseball league, active in the 1940s and 50s in the United States. This Sunday the DiMenna Children’s History Museum continues its summer family film series with A League of Their Own, where you [...]

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, [...]

Blast From the Past: Staying Cool in the Summer

  It’s hot outside here in the city…a good time for some ice-cold drinks and treats. But we didn’t always have refrigerators and freezers to easily keep these foods cold. People used to have ice delivered to their buildings and homes. This ice was chopped from frozen lakes in the winter, stored in ice houses, where it was kept [...]

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