Blast From the Past: Dogs for Defense
Blast From the Past: Dogs for Defense
May 20, 2013

  During World War II, people all over the country participated in some sort of war effort. If they weren’t actually overseas fighting for our country, they may have been working in factories producing ships, growing vegetables to feed people, or collecting scrap metal. But did you know that dogs volunteered too? After the bombing…

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Author Event: Katie Yamasaki Reads Fish For Jimmy at DCHM
Author Event: Katie Yamasaki Reads Fish For Jimmy at DCHM
May 13, 2013

Until May 27th, visitors to the New-York Historical Society can experience the WWII & NYC exhibition that has taken over most of the Museum’s main floor. The exhibition explores the experiences of New Yorkers of all different backgrounds during the war. In honor of this exhibition, Katie Yamasaki will read from her beautifully written and illustrated book, Fish for…

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Reading into History: Book Wrap Recap and Picture The Dead
Reading into History: Book Wrap Recap and Picture The Dead
December 14, 2012

Hello Families!  We had a wonderful Book Wrap on December 2nd with special guest author Donna Jo Napoli. This book dealt with such tough issues- loss, poverty, immigration, the struggle to fit in- that families were debating ideas right out of the gate. Bravery was a particularly interesting topic of discussion. Is a person brave for…

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Blast From The Past: Happy Birthday, Sir Winston Churchill
Blast From The Past: Happy Birthday, Sir Winston Churchill
November 30, 2012

  The history of World War II and New York’s story during the war is felt throughout the museum right now because of our incredible exhibition, WWII & NYC. When I walk through the exhibit, I learn a lot of things about soldiers and civilians (regular people like you and me) and leaders during the war….

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Chemical Warfare and Mickey Mouse: What in Disney World do they have in common?
Chemical Warfare and Mickey Mouse: What in Disney World do they have in common?
October 12, 2012

  Our new exhibition, WWII & NYC, has gotten me thinking about war and civilians — those are the people who are not on active duty with a military organization. During wars, it is the duty of brave soldiers to protect their country and the people who live in it. But there are other things…

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Special Events For Families During WWII & NYC opening weekend!
Special Events For Families During WWII & NYC opening weekend!
October 3, 2012

On October 5, our exhibition WWII & NYC, about the impact of World War II on the city, will be opening, and we have a bunch of family activities in place to celebrate! Cut Loose and Dance! The weekend kicks off with a trip back in time on the dance floor. The award-winning dance education company,…

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