Reading Into History Family Book Club: The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
Whaling used to be big business in the United States- and it was extremely dangerous. Come discuss the amazing rescue of hundreds of men whose ice-encrusted whaling ships left them trapped in the arctic for the harsh winter of 1897. What it took to get these men to safety is almost unbelievable. At the meeting, we will discuss the history of the whaling industry through our amazing Museum collections. Ages 9-12.
Join us to celebrate our veterans, meet American Revolution re-enactors, and search for objects in our family scavenger hunt. Don't miss our DiMenna Children's History Museum birthday cake (we're turning 2)!
Members at the Family level ($150) and above are invited to view the Macy's balloon inflation on 77th Street and join us in the DiMenna Children's History Museum for holiday treats. For more information, call the Membership Department at (212) 485-9279.
Current members will receive a mailed invitation. New and renewing members will receive an invitation by mail or e-mail shortly after making their contribution.
Come discuss one of the greatest avoidable tragedies in American history—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—which radicalized huge swaths of New York City to fight for the rights of workers. Visit part of The Armory Show at 100 exhibition and look at artifacts from this time of activism and upheaval. Ages 9–12.
Join us for this staged reading of the inspiring collaborative work Unheard Voices, which honors the anonymous men, women and children buried at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Conceived by Judy Tate. Directed by Melissa Maxwell. Stay afterwards for a discussion about the American Slavery Project collaborative and its mission to highlight these unheard stories.
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Free with Admission, Ages 9-12
Come discuss what happened to the child refugees from Cuba's Operation Pedro Pan with author Enrique Flores-Galbis. We'll contrast his and his characters' experiences with those of the "Orphan Train" riders in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This event honors National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Note: This program is sold out
Come hear classically trained young musicians from around the world in this unique children's concert, part of the Ship of Tolerance weekend of activities. This organization promotes communication and connections between the children of the world, with the greater goal of tolerance and understanding.
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Come discuss the American Revolution and amateur archaeology with author Adam Osterweil. We'll discuss the book, look at artifacts from the American Revolution, and learn how anyone can become a history detective.
Chocolate was not always sold as a candy bar! See, smell, and taste colonial hot chocolate—watch as American Heritage Chocolate educators grinds cocoa beans, add spices like red pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, and heat up hot chocolate to taste. Don’t forget to get your own to bring home!