Up Close and Personal with Treasures from the Gilder Lehrman Collection: Soldiers’ Letters, Revolutionary War through World War II

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Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:00
Sat, November 14th, 2015 | 10:00 am

November 14 at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm

Free with Museum admission

Ages 8 and up

No cases, just the artifacts! Take your family behind the scenes to explore documents and objects that made history up close—just like a historian.

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Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Trenes y juguetes de la colección Jerni

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Sat, 12/05/2015 -
14:00 to 16:00
Sat, December 5th, 2015 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Trenes y juguetes de la colección Jerni

Sábado 5 de diciembre 2 – 4 pm

Para participar y reservar su lugar, favor de enviar un correo electronico a: hablemos@nyhistory.org con su nombre completo y número de participantes.

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Hablemos: Innovación digital!

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Sat, 11/14/2015 -
14:00 to 16:00
Sat, November 14th, 2015 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sábado 14 de noviembre 2 – 4 pm

Para participar y reservar su lugar, favor de enviar un correo electronico a: hablemos@nyhistory.org con su nombre completo y número de participantes.

Vengan a divertirse aprender el código morse, a codificar y a conocer mas de la tecnología Watson, por medio de robots, en la exhibicion Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York! En el taller las familias crearan arte con el código morse.

Digital Innovation!

Saturday, November 14, 2 – 4 pm

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Hablemos: Design Your Own Superhero

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Sat, 10/17/2015 -
14:00 to 16:00
Sat, October 17th, 2015 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hablemos: Diseña tu superhéroe

Sábado 17 de octubre, 2 – 4 pm

Para participar y reservar su lugar, favor de enviar un correo electronico a: hablemos@nyhistory.org con su nombre completo y número de participantes.

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Reading into History: How I Became A Ghost

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Sun, 03/06/2016 -
14:00 to 16:00
Sun, March 6th, 2016 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Featuring: Tim Tingle

Recommended for ages 9-12 and their adults

Free with Museum admission

What was it like to travel the Trail of Tears? Tim Tingle will join us for this event to explore this difficult history through the eyes of his fictional ghost protagonist, Issac. After discussion and Q & A, the group will visit to the Klingenstein Library to view and discuss a curated selection of rarely-seen original documents related to the Choctaw Nation and the greater history of forced relocation of American Indians.

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Reading into History: Capital Days: Michael Shiner’s Journal and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital by Tonya Bolden

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Sunday, February 7 at 2 pm

Free with Museum admission

Recommended for kids ages 9-12 and their adults

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 14:00
Sun, February 7th, 2016 | 2:00 pm

Come meet award-winning author Tonya Bolden and discuss history from the burning of Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812 to the outbreak of Civil War, as told through one man’s journal. At the meeting, we’ll discuss how Michael Shiner, born a slave who later purchased his freedom, chronicled the development of our capital city through his diary. After discussion, we’ll explore some rare and precious journals and first-hand accounts from African Americans of the 18th and 19th centuries in the N-YHS library.

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Reading into History: The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

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Sunday, December 20 at 2 pm

Free with Museum admission

Recommended for kids ages 9 – 12 and their adults

 

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 14:00
Sun, December 20th, 2015 | 2:00 pm

You probably know about Lincoln’s assassination, but you may not know about an earlier attempt on Lincoln’s life that was foiled by the Pinkerton Detective Agency with the help of its star detective, Kate Warne. Come learn about America’s first female P.I. and the antics of her fictional niece, Nell, who solves her own mysteries. After discussion with author Kate Hannigan, families will explore artifacts related to the Pinkerton Detective Agency in our Patricia Klingenstein Library.

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Reading into History: Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone

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Sunday, November 8 at 2 pm

Free with Museum admission

Recommended for kids ages 9 – 12 and their adults

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 14:00
Sun, November 8th, 2015 | 2:00 pm

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we will meet to discuss a group of WWII soldiers who were almost denied the opportunity to fight for their country because of their race. Join us to learn about and honor the Triple Nickles, the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, America’s first black paratroopers. Kenneth Smith, a Triple Nickle since 1947 will be here in person to answer your questions. Author Tanya Lee Stone will also join us via Skype to discuss her book.

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Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte

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Saturday, April 16 at 2 pm

Free with preregistration; contact hablemos@nyhistory.org  

Ages 4 –10 

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:00
Thu, April 16th, 2015 | 2:00 pm

Bienvenidos! The New-York Historical Society invites Spanish-speaking families to explore New York history through gallery conversations and studio art projects. This once-a-month program is led by a Spanish-speaking art educator and brings children ages four to ten and their grown-ups on a tour of the art and objects of the city’s past. In the studio, families create their own creative responses to the program’s theme using materials such as watercolors, pastels, mixed media, and photography.

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Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte

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Saturdays, March 19 and April 16 at 2 pm

Free with preregistration; contact hablemos@nyhistory.org  

Ages 4 –10 

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 14:00
Sat, March 19th, 2016 | 2:00 pm

Bienvenidos! The New-York Historical Society invites Spanish-speaking families to explore New York history through gallery conversations and studio art projects. This once-a-month program is led by a Spanish-speaking art educator and brings children ages four to ten and their grown-ups on a tour of the art and objects of the city’s past. In the studio, families create their own creative responses to the program’s theme using materials such as watercolors, pastels, mixed media, and photography.

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