Recommended for Age 7 and up
Look for objects, read the labels, and play the touchscreen games to find the answers to these questions!
Find the world map on the back of the kas (large piece of furniture). Explore all the ways trade connected the world, including Margrieta van Varick’s store in Flatbush.
Why did Revolutionary War soldiers like Alexander Hamilton wear tricorn hats? Open the drawers in the Hamilton Pavilion to find your answer.
Find the model of the Franklin House, where George Washington lived when New York City was the U.S. capital. What street was it located on?
BONUS: What is one difference between this house and where you live?
Explore using the Historical Viewfinder. What are two differences you see between photos from the past and the present?
(Hint: you might notice differences in transportation, buildings, and streets)
List a challenge that Dr. James McCune Smith overcame.
What university did baseball player Esteban Béllan attend?
BONUS: What is the university called today?
Pretend you’re a Newsie in the touchscreen game. What paper did you choose to sell?
What organization sent children from New York City to rural areas on the Orphan Trains?
Find the replica of Henry Hudson’s ship in the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library.
How many sails does it have?
Pick an influential New Yorker from our American Dreamers exhibit. What is their name? What did they do? (You can also add your photo to the album using the touchscreen!)
Great job! Thanks for visiting the DiMenna Children’s History Museum.