Free with museum admission.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
Lower Level Classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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.
Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents.
Sundays, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18, 2011
Historians and Art Historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, budding scholars will have the chance to do the same. High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents. Together, they will choose and research a topic in American History and create a video guide to the museum's collections for our website.
We all have precious photographs and documents that we wish to preserve and treasure. But how to do it? Meet Alan Balicki, our Senior Conservator, who will share the tools and materials he uses to preserve the past here at New York City's oldest museum. Then work with a talented teaching artist to create a lovely, simple and sturdy family album to take home and get you started. Parents and children will work together to create an album that will showcase and preserve the images, documents and objects they value the most.