Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Cornelia van Varick (1692-1733)

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She was a daughter of the Margrieta van Varick, a textile merchant in seventeenth-century New Amsterdam, and grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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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.

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Games

Meet Chance, Anna, and Liberty the dog – they are waiting for you in the clubhouse. Explore their secret hideaway to play games, store your jello, and collect points!

Can’t wait to play the games in the clubhouse? Choose your games below and get started!

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About the DiMenna Children's History Museum

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Explore 300 years of New York and American history through the eyes and lives of children of the past!

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.

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Sunday Story Hour: Emma's Poem

Free with museum admission.

Sun, March 25th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

How did a Jewish girl from New York City get her poem etched onto the Statue of Liberty? Hear the story of Emma Lazarus and discover the inspiration for her famous poem, "The New Colossus."

Free with museum admission.

Map

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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.

 

 

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Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library

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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:

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Visit

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Learn what there is to do when you visit the DiMenna Children's History Museum.

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Newsletter

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The DiMenna Children's History Museum's monthly newsletters provide information on upcoming exhibits, programs and much, much more! Sign up today, or click below to view each month's mailing:

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Classic Toys

Learn about the history of classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way! There will be two workshops, one starting at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.

Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

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Have you ever wondered why kids play a game with sticks and a ball? Or how about those funny looking things we call “Jacks?” Learn about the history of these classic games and pick up a few tricks along the way!

There will be two workshops, one starting at 12:30 pm and one at 3:30 pm.

Location

Lower Level Classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

You Are Here!

Sun, November 13th, 2011 | 11:30 am

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From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Explore wayfinding, a room-sized map, and what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago in these stories about maps.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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