In celebration of Veteran's Day families will search through the Museum to find soldier-related objects, documents, and paintings. Learn about the Civil War Draft Wheel, compare American Revolution and Civil War muskets, and see everything a Civil War soldier had to carry up-close!
Kids will learn more about the everyday soldiers who have fought in America's wars, while exploring the New-York Historical Society galleries.
Vote for LaGuardia! Vote for Smith! Vote for De Peyster! Search high and low through the New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children's History Museum to discover artifacts and documents related to mayoral elections in the city. Complete the scavenger hunt and collect your prize!
Recommended for ages 6 and up
January 18 – 20; Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Meet the inspiring and brave African American leaders who helped shape our nation and civil rights legislation. Families will search through New-York Historical's collections finding objects and documents related to James McCune Smith, Pierre Toussaint, Frederick Douglass and of course, Martin Luther King Jr. Ages 6 and up
Friday – Sunday, November 29 – December 1, All day
Families will seek out images of light throughout the New-York Historical Society in this seasonal scavenger hunt. From New-York Historical's Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps to the treasures of Shearith Israel, find examples of light used for both decoration and symbolism.
The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt
In honor of the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families on a journey around the Museum to find Civil War objects that tell amazing stories. Can you spot the shackles once used on an enslaved child? What about the models of Abraham Lincoln's hands? Print out the hunt here, and bring it in for one free children's admission!
CELEBRATE INDEPDENCE DAY AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Thursday, July 4 10 am – 6 pm
All ages. Free with Museum admission.
Free admission for visitors ages 18 and under!
Find out what life was like in 1776 and celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society!
Saturday - Monday, January 19 - 21, 2013: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ages 6 and up
Learn about the abolitionist who spoke up against injustice in America and discover the story of James McCune Smith, the first African-American university-trained physician practicing in 19th century New York City. This scavenger hunt will take families throughout the whole New-York Historical Society.
This scavenger hunt will take families all over the New-York Historical Society to discover the natural environment of New York through art and artifacts. Discover the nature-inspired designs of Tiffany lamps, breathtaking landscapes of the Hudson River School, and even a nineteenth-century roach trap! Ages 7 and up.
You'll have to look everywhere to answer questions like these:
This map of NEW NETHERLAND shows
How WILDLIFE once covered the east coast.
Name two kinds of animals do you see on this 1674 map
October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, November 6; 11 am–4 pm
Get ready for our 57th presidential election! Every Saturday and Sunday in October join us and find election-related objects big and small in our scavenger hunt for families.
From the balustrade George Washington stood behind at Federal Hall, to one of John F. Kennedy’s election buttons—kids 7 and up will use clues to locate art work, historical documents, and artifacts in our galleries. Pick up the hunt at our front desk and then head into the galleries to start your search.