Cornelia van Varick was a Dutch girl who lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn, around 1700. A great deal is known about her household and family because when her widowed mother died, executors compiled an estate inventory that still survives.
The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children's History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations targeted for children 8-13 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children and preteens.
Explore the DiMenna Children's History Museum before you visit with our made-for-kids interactive map. Click on each pavilion and discover more about the people you will meet during your visit.
Hunt for more stories, museum objects and maps in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library. Families and schools can extend the DiMenna Children’s History Museum experience in this library filled with hidden treasures, old favorites, and new friends.
The Barbara K. Lipman Library includes: