Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

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

Poster Contest: Celebrate WNET's 50th Anniversary

Sat, September 29th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat, October 27th, 2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat, November 17th, 2012 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Poster Contest: Celebrate WNET's 50th Anniversary
September 29
October 27
November 17
1 - 3pm

The New-York Historical Society is proud to be a poster-making site for Channel THIRTEEN/WNET's 50th Anniversary, celebrating bringing New York and the tri-state area the best in public television.Kids Club THIRTEEN is holding a poster contest inviting children in the tri-state area, grades K through 8, to participate.

September Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: We Rode The Orphan Trains

Sun, September 30th, 2012 | 4:30 pm

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.

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