Spend A Day With History! Free Events At DCHM

Thu, November 1st, 2012 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri, November 2nd, 2012 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat, November 3rd, 2012 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun, November 4th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come spend a day with DCHM! The New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children's History Museum will be free for children under thirteen from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4! Check out our schedule of events for all ages, all day long!

Thursday

10 am–6 pm: Scavenger Hunts! Grab your hunt and see what you can find on all four floors!

11 am: Story time! We'll be reading Larry Gets Lost in New York City and Where Are You, Little Zack?

At the Kids’ Table: Unusual Recipes During World War II

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unusual Recipes During World War II

Saturday, March 2nd 2-4 pm
In this final At the Kid's Table session, we will explore the wartime diets of 1940s New Yorkers. During WWII, families were encouraged to grown their own food in "Victory Gardens" to free up more of the food supply for the troops. In this workshop, families will explore the WWII & NYC exhibit, plant their own windowsill Victory Gardens of spinach and tomatoes, and learn how to use their vegetables to cook a delicious 1940s dish.

Spooky Stories and Tricky Crafts

Sun, October 28th, 2012 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We're celebrating Halloween on Sunday! Drop-in from 12-2 pm to create Spooky “Trick or Treat” bags for Halloween, and there are prizes for kids who come in costume!

All Aboard: Historic Trains and Toys Weekend

Sat, December 15th, 2012 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun, December 16th, 2012 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

December 15 and 16, 2012
1
3 pm
Free with Museum admission, ages 2 and up

Families will create train-inspired art, hear tales of the rails, hunt for hidden objects, and learn about the history of trains. Different programs each day!

Wartime Birthday Cake

Sat, October 6th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun, October 7th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Taste test birthday cakes! See a WWII ration book up close to see (and taste) the choices families had to make about shopping, rationing, and cooking during WWII. 

Free with Museum admission. All ages.

March Reading Into History Wrap Event

Sat, March 3rd, 2012 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Reading into History
Ages 9 – 12
Looking for good reading? Want to meet your favorite authors and hear about their creative process? Want to learn more about the time period in which the story is set? Reading into History is a book club for young historians.

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Picture the Dead

Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Read Picture the Dead and then come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Adele Griffin will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask the author questions, and see related objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: El Nueva York de ayer y hoy

Sat, December 8th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

¡Bienvenido!

¡El Departamento de Educación de La Sociedad Histórica de Nueva York (New-York Historical Society) les invitan a participar en los talleres educativos para la familia en español: Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Talleres Educativos para las Familias!

Reading Into History Wrap: King of Mulberry Street

Sun, December 2nd, 2012 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission

Recommended for children ages 9 - 12

Read The King of Mulbery Street and then come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Donna Jo Napoli will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask the author questions, and see related objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

About The King of Mulberry Street

Reading Into History Wrap: Same Sun Here

Sun, November 4th, 2012 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission

Recommended for children ages 9 - 12

Read Same Sun Here and come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Neela Vaswani will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask Neela questions, and see election-related objects from the New-York Historical Society's collection.

About Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

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