Meet Author Maira Kalman - Looking at Lincoln

Speaker: 
Maira Kalman
Mon, February 20th, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Award winning artist and author, Maira Kalman, reads from the historical gem Looking at Lincoln. Kalman shares Lincoln’s remarkable life with young readers, from his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death. Her charming text and bold artwork make history come alive in a fresh and exciting way.

Winter Break Family Fun!

Mon, January 2nd, 2012 | 11:00 am

No preregistration required. Free with museum admission.


Join the Hunt! DiMenna Children’s History Museum Scavenger Hunt
11 am–4 pm
Families team up and head out with a list of clues that take them on a trip around the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Prizes for participation, and everyone can enter our Liberty the Dog raffle!


Historical Art making
1–4 pm
Make, decorate and wear your own election button or tri-cornered hat.

Winter Break Family Fun!

Show off your history skills at our daily family quiz show; drop in for some art making, or join our history scavenger hunt. And don’t miss our Wednesday Historical Costume Contest! Every day from December 26–30.
Best for ages 4–14.

Tue, December 27th, 2011 | 11:00 am - Fri, December 30th, 2011 | 4:00 pm
Wed, December 28th, 2011 | 11:00 am - Sat, December 31st, 2011 | 4:00 pm
Thu, December 29th, 2011 | 11:00 am - Sun, January 1st, 2012 | 4:00 pm

Show off your history skills at our daily family quiz show; drop in for some art making, or join our history scavenger hunt. And don’t miss our Wednesday Historical Costume Contest!
Best for ages 4–14.

No preregistration required. Free with museum admission.

Classic Toys

Sat, November 12th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

EVENT DETAILS

Have you ever wondered why kids play a game with sticks and a ball? Or how about those funny looking things we call “Jacks?” Learn about the history of these classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way!

LOCATION

Lower Level Classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

 

Tales from a 19th-Century Privy

Speaker: 
Joan H. Geismar, Ph.D. Urban Archaeologist
Sat, November 12th, 2011 | 11:30 am

EVENT DETAILS

Put on gloves, pick up a magnifying glass and sift through the stuff of life in 19th-century New York City. Join urban archaeologist Joan Geismar for a fascinating, hands-on look at the contents of the backyard privy pit of the early 19th-century James Brown Inn on Spring Street (now called the Ear Inn). Broken plates, cups and bottles, oyster shells and shoe leather are just some of the clues to how people lived in the past - what they ate, what they could buy and what they chose to buy, and what they threw away.

Classic Toys

Learn about the history of classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way! There will be two workshops, one starting at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.

Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

Event details

Have you ever wondered why kids play a game with sticks and a ball? Or how about those funny looking things we call “Jacks?” Learn about the history of these classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way!

There will be two workshops, one starting at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.

Location

Lower Level Classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Sunday Scholars

High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents.

Sun, November 6th, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Event Details

Sundays, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18, 2011

Historians and Art Historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, budding scholars will have the chance to do the same. High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents. Together, they will choose and research a topic in American History and create a video guide to the museum's collections for our website.

The Family Album

Speaker: 
Alan Balicki
Jo Beth Ravitz
Mon, January 16th, 2012 | 11:30 am

Event Details

We all have precious photographs and documents that we wish to preserve and treasure. But how to do it? Meet Alan Balicki, our Senior Conservator, who will share the tools and materials he uses to preserve the past here at New York City's oldest museum. Then work with a talented teaching artist to create a lovely, simple and sturdy family album to take home and get you started. Parents and children will work together to create an album that will showcase and preserve the images, documents and objects they value the most.

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories (Sunday)

Speaker: 
Visiting Storyteller TBA

 Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Sun, November 27th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Event Details

Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories (Saturday)

Speaker: 
Visiting Storyteller TBA

 Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Sat, November 26th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Event Details

Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

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