The United States Constitution Up Close and Personal!
The New-York Historical Society is proud to host Living News from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in which three actors present current issues in a dynamic and interactive way.
Unveiling of the “Disery Sampler” in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum
At the New-York Historical Society, we believe that knowing where we came from helps us understand who we are now. That goes for kids too, which is why we created the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, the first-ever museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children. The New-York Historical Society recently had the opportunity to acquire one of only two known needlework samplers to have been made at the New York African Free School.
For all of the late night revelers, a toast to our Opening Day in the new Stephen Starr restaurant, Caffè Storico.
First floor restaurant, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Uncover the most unusual and eccentric aspects of New York City history on this madcap adventure in the newly renovated galleries of the New-York Historical Society. You'll rummage through the Luce Center, a veritable artifact-stuffed attic with such remarkable items as Washington's Valley Forge cot, a piece of a statue pulled down in a riot after the Declaration of Independence was first read in the city, rioting bears and bulls, antique toys, the portrait of a cross-dressing governor and Aaron Burr's death mask.
Prepare yourselves, history geniuses: NYC’s own live game show spectacular, the Big Quiz Thing, will present a multimedia live trivia game show for history buffs, in celebration of the New-York Historical Society's grand reopening. Gather a team of friends—or join on on site—and win excellent prizes and glory! For more on the Big Quiz Thing, visit bigquizthing.com.