Living History: Meeting the Washingtons

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Free with Museum Admission

For All Ages

Mon, 02/15/2016 -
13:30 to 17:30
Mon, February 15th, 2016 |
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Spend Presidents’ Day with George and Martha Washington, portrayed by historical reenactors Michael & Maria Grillo! They'll be joined by reenactors portraying George Washington’s personal bodyguard and a boy from the 18th century. Chat with them all about to the Washingtons’ life stories and the role New York played in our nation's history. Make sure to wish George an early  “Happy 284th Birthday!”

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Living History: Fighting for the First President

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Saturday, February 13 and Sunday February 14, 11-4 pm

Free with Museum admission

All Ages

Sat, 02/13/2016 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, February 13th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, February 14th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 11-4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
For All Ages

Salute George Washington this Presidents’ Day Weekend! Revolutionary War reenactors and living historians from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment will be stationed at N-YHS. Explore a Continental soldier’s tent and see their uniforms and equipment up close. From 2 to 4 pm, get in the "Spirit of 1776" by dyeing your own piece of ribbon, just like a patriot!

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The Underground Railroad: Escaping Slavery

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Sun, 02/07/2016 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sun, February 7th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

All ages

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Living History Weekend: Super Star Wars Heroes

Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, 11-4 pm
For All Ages

Sat, 02/20/2016 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, February 20th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, February 21st, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, 11-4 pm
Free with Museum admission
For All Ages

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Living History Days: MLK, Jr. Weekend

Sat, 01/16/2016 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, January 16th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, January 17th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mon, January 18th, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, January 16–18, 2015 from 11 am – 4 pm

Free with Museum Admission

All Ages Welcome

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Living History Days: Ride the Military Railroads!

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Sat, 01/02/2016 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, January 2nd, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, January 3rd, 2016 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 2nd and Sunday, January 3 from 11 am – 4 pm

Free with Museum Admission

All Ages Welcome

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Living History Days: Thanksgiving Weekend

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Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 from 11 am –4 pm

Free with Museum admission

All ages

Fri, 11/27/2015 -
11:00 to 16:00
Fri, November 27th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, November 28th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Third New Jersey Regiment will be back to the New-York Historical Society! Stop by the Museum this weekend to meet members of the Third, ask them questions about what life was like for a common soldier during the American Revolution, see their uniforms up close, and even handle some of their fascinating gear! 

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Living History Weekends

Sat, 07/11/2015 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, July 11th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 12th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, July 18th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 19th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, July 25th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, July 26th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 1st, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 2nd, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 8th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 9th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 15th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 16th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 22nd, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 23rd, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, August 29th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sun, August 30th, 2015 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

It's Summer Fun at the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Children 18 and under will enjoy FREE admission every weekend when the visit for Living History Summer.

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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, 11/28/2014 -
11:00 to 17:00
Fri, November 28th, 2014 |
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, November 29th, 2014 |
11:00 am to 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.

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

Sat, 04/05/2014 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, April 5th, 2014 |
11:00 am to 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.

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