Museum Open Monday

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

Fish for Jimmy written and illustrated by Katie Yamasaki

Katie Yamasaki
Sat, May 18th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library in the Lower Level

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider by Jean Fritz

Wed, August 28th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, August 28, 3:30 pm

How did a poor kid from the island of Nevis end up forming our new nation’s economy? We’ll discuss Alexander Hamilton’s exciting life and death at this book wrap after reading Newbery-Honor author Jean Fritz’s biography of him, Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider. We’ll also take an up-close look at some rare and precious documents related to Hamilton’s life and times from the Gilder Lerhman Institute’s vast collection. This is truly a behind-the-scenes event!

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: The Brooklyn Nine by Alan Gratz

Wed, July 24th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission. Ages 9-12. 

Come discuss the historical fiction novel The Brooklyn Nine with baseball historian Erik Miklich from After we talk about the book, we’ll toss the ball around like they did 100 years ago—no gloves allowed!

Beastly Rhymes with Author Robert Forbes: Celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month!

Robert Forbes
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Sunday, April 21, 2013; 12:30 pm
Ages 4 - 8

Who will win the inchworm sprint? Will the egret find his way out? And can you find the mouse hiding in each illustration? Join author Robert Forbes as he reads his animal poems and meet his beastly menagerie! His books Let’s Have a Bite and Beastly Feasts introduce children to the wonders and playfulness of rhyming poetry. The illustrations by Ronald Searle are filled with energy and detail—a little mouse hides in each one!

Special Little New-Yorkers! Come Sing-Along with Little Pim

Clement Piezanowski
Wed, May 22nd, 2013 | 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Little New-Yorkers is proud to be joined by Little Pim for a French sing-along for our littlest visitors! Little Pim is an award winning language learning series for young children. This fun-filled event will feature French songs from Little Pim, a reading of Little Pim Animals and Little Pim Numbers books, and a coloring activity. Your kids will love the singing, dancing, and story time and will learn some French too!

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Home Is With Our Family

Joyce Hansen
Wed, June 19th, 2013 | 3:30 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission. Ages 9-12.

Reading into History: Around the World with Matt Phelan

Matt Phelan
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

May 19, 3 pm, ages 9-12, free with admission

Come discuss the graphic novel Around the World by award-winning author/illustrator Matt Phelan. There will be snacks, conversation, a Q&A with the author, and a peek at objects from the Museum’s collection related to world exploration and ground-breaking female journalist and world-traveler, Nellie Bly. And of course, there will be a book signing!

About Around the World

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Memorial Day

Sun, May 26th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Watching the Memorial Day parade with his mother, Marco wishes that his abuelo were there to enjoy the celebration. After all, his grandfather is a veteran, and the parade is in his honor! Join us to learn what surprise Marco’s mother and grandfather have in store for him!

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Golding

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Magic

Matt Wayne
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Learning and performing magic tricks is tough—but when the going got tough, Houdini didn’t quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City. After reading about Houdini’s life and performances, consider staying at the museum and learning magic tricks of your own from celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

Sun, May 12th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mother’s Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother!

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

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