We Rode the Orphan Trains, by Andrea Warren, tells the true stories of eight men and women of the 200,000 homeless, abandoned, or orphaned city kids whom, between 1854 and 1929, the Children's Aid Society put on trains bound for new homes in the rural Midwest. Be prepared to learn some happy real-life tales and some sad ones.
Bring your dancing shoes and try out favorite wartime dances – such as the Lindy hop and Jitterbug – with the award winning dance education company, Dancing Classrooms.
Free with Museum admission. All ages.
Fun activities all week long!
Thursday, December 27, 2012 – December 30, 2012, Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Join us for our first ever Family Party!
Join us for our first ever Family Party! Children become history detectives and will be transported to another time. They will embark on a hands-on journey through the centuries, learning and understanding about people in the past whose hard work and creativity changed the course of history.
For more information e-mail email@example.com or call (212) 485-9240
How The Kitchen Has Changed
Saturday, January 12th 2-4 pm
What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast from SCRATCH—everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813...to 1913...to 2013!
Cornelia Van Varick’s Holiday Kitchen
Saturday, December 1st 2-4 pm
Dutch families in New Amsterdam were known for their delicious holiday confections—can you imagine all the good smells that would have come out of their kitchens? You will smell some of them in this program, the first in the At the Kids' Table series led by "historic gastronomist"
Must be a Family Member to attend
Join us for our family-friendly Thanksgiving Eve event, an exclusive sneak peek of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons, games, scavenger hunts and more. Must be a Family Member to attend.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 485-9279
Bring your grandchildren and explore the history of our nation through games, arts and crafts, and gallery hunts for young and old.
Family fun on Grandchildren's Day!
Bring your grandkids to the DiMenna Children's History Museum for a fun day of exploration! Join us in the morning for story hour and spend the day.
Sunday Story Hour 11: 30 am
For ages 9-12
Come ask Walter Dean Myers questions and hear him read from his book Harlem Summer. Then participate in book discussion and see fascinating artifacts from the N-HYS collection that help bring the book to life.
About Reading Into History: A book club for young historians