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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 [...]

Author Event: Katie Yamasaki Reads Fish For Jimmy at DCHM

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 [...]

Special Event: A Journey With Purpose

  On Sunday, April 7, the New-York Historical Society is proud to present the New York premiere of the short film, A Journey With Purpose. Fifteen-year-old Joshua Miller, in collaboration with his mother, Gail Becker, created this unique film in 2011. It documents their experience traveling to Poland in order to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau with Martin [...]

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. [...]

Butter was a Food Group!? How People Ate During WWII

  Here is a challenge for all of you home chefs. How many of you can recite this motto truthfully: “I worked for freedom today. I served at least one food from each of the basic seven food groups. I prepared the food I served with care. I wasted no food today.” Whoa, you might [...]

Family Benefit Party: Passport Through American History

  On a sunny winter day last weekend hundreds of families traveled with their “Passports Through American History,” stopping at 1699, 1776, 1845, 1899 and 1942. At each stop along their travels, kids participated in historic games, art-making, and hands-on activities, earning special stamps in their passports. Other highlights included a photo booth using images [...]

Chemical Warfare and Mickey Mouse: What in Disney World do they have in common?

  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 [...]

Special Events For Families During WWII & NYC opening weekend!

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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