Museum Open Monday

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

Living History Days

Free with Museum admission. All ages.
History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days! The Third New Jersey Regiment will be stationed at N-YHS for two days this Thanksgiving weekend.

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, November 29th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

AT-TEN-TION! The Third New Jersey Regiment, a living history troop, will be stationed at the New-York Historical Society for two days this Thanksgiving weekend. Come meet members of the Third and their commander Colonel Elias Dayton as they appeared at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777. See their uniforms and gear up close and join the soldiers in drills and exercises! All ages.

New York 26th United States Colored Troops: Living History Days

Sat, April 5th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum admission; all ages
Meet the men of New York’s own 26th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment and visit the new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. The USCT were regiments of the United States Army during the American Civil War and were composed of African American—“colored”—soldiers.

Civil War Living History Days with the First Long Island Volunteers

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission; all ages
Stand at ease and come meet the soldiers of Company K of the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry. See military and camp gear up close, and ask these troops all about their uniforms, daily life, and their thoughts on the Civil War. And don’t forget to visit New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Uncover Civil War History Over Spring Break

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, April 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, April 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, April 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 13-22 (excluding Mondays), All day.

Free with Museum Admission.

Families explore, learn, and compete together in Civil War-themed family programs in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Presidents in Residence: February School Vacation Week

Sat, February 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon, February 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, February 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, February 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, February 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, February 21st, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 15 – Sunday February 23

Presidential Scavenger Hunt, 10 am–6 pm, daily.

Abraham Lincoln Family Quiz, 2 pm, daily.

Vote for Me! Election Button Making, 1–3 pm, daily.

Special Living History Day: WWII & NYC Opening Weekend

Sun, October 7th, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Who were the brave men and women who helped ensure the Allies' victory in World War II? What are their stories? Join us as we celebrate the opening of New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC and engage with our visiting re-enactors honoring the Allied troops who fought courageously during the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.

Special Living History Day: Veterans Day Weekend

Sat, November 10th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Details

History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Who were the brave men and women who helped ensure the Allies' victory in World War II? What are their stories? Join us as we commemorate Veterans Day weekend and engage with our visiting re-enactors honoring the Allied troops who fought courageously during the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history. Today’s group will portray various units that participated in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations.

Special Living History Day: WWII & NYC Opening Weekend

Sat, October 6th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Details

History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Who were the brave men and women who helped ensure the Allies' victory in World War II? What are their stories? Join us as we celebrate the opening of New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC and engage with our visiting re-enactors honoring the Allied troops who fought courageously during the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.

Living History Weekend: Army Air Forces Historical Association

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, November 24th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, November 25th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

November 23-25!

 

Event Details

History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Who were the brave men and women who helped ensure the Allies' victory in World War II? What are their stories? Join us Thanksgiving weekend and engage with our visiting living historians, who will represent the American aircrews who fought courageously during the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.

Army Air Forces Historical Association: Veterans Day Celebration

Sun, November 11th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Living History program scheduled for Sunday, November 11, has been cancelled. The Army Air Forces Historical Association will be visiting the New-York Historical Society again on Thanksgiving weekend!

 

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