Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Artistic Detectives

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 5 - 9

Sat, May 5th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat, June 2nd, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Every first Saturday!

Look, imagine, draw and create! Families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Participants will be inspired by different paintings in the galleries and will then create their own personal masterpieces. Space is limited to the first thirty participants. Recommended for ages 5 - 9.

 

Historical Costume Contest

Wed, December 28th, 2011 | 3:00 pm

Calling all history buffs! Dress up as your favorite historical figure – fictional or real! Practice walking, talking and acting like a historical figure with our acting coach, and then enter our costume contest. Prizes for participation, and grand prize winners in time-period categories.

April School Vacation Week

Wed, April 11th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu, April 12th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri, April 13th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 14th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 15th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pick up a history hunt, stop by to make art, and take part in our history quiz. Come and spend the day at the New-York Historical Society!

Natural New York City Scavenger Hunt
April 11 - April 15, 11 am - 4 pm
Ages 6 and up
Celebrate spring by traveling through the museum, discovering objects related to the natural world in the city. Participants get prizes for participation and can enter a raffle to win a Liberty the Dog toy!

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.

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