Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Uncover Civil War History Over Spring Break

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Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, April 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, April 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, April 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, April 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 13-22 (excluding Mondays), All day.

Free with Museum Admission.

Families explore, learn, and compete together in Civil War-themed family programs in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society's new exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Peter Stuyvesant

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Asher B. Durand (1796–1886), Peter Stuyvesant and the Trumpeter, 1835. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.28
 

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation with author Tonya Bolden

Mon, January 21st, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of this essential part of American history with a special reading from Author Tonya Bolden! Hear Tonya, author of Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, read from her new children’s book Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya will also be doing a Q&A, and signing copies of her book.

Two-Day WWII Writing Workshop for Kids and Teens

Mon, February 18th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue, February 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 

Holiday Express: Can You Spot It?

Every day!

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, November 24th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, November 25th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 1st, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 2nd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 8th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 9th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 15th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 16th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 22nd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, December 26th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, December 27th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 29th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, January 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 5th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every day!

At the Kids’ Table: Unusual Recipes During World War II

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unusual Recipes During World War II

Saturday, March 2nd 2-4 pm
In this final At the Kid's Table session, we will explore the wartime diets of 1940s New Yorkers. During WWII, families were encouraged to grown their own food in "Victory Gardens" to free up more of the food supply for the troops. In this workshop, families will explore the WWII & NYC exhibit, plant their own windowsill Victory Gardens of spinach and tomatoes, and learn how to use their vegetables to cook a delicious 1940s dish.

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Picture the Dead

Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Read Picture the Dead and then come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Adele Griffin will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask the author questions, and see related objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Grand Central Centennial

Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Get ready for the 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s opening by exploring how unique and diverse the station is in Maira Kalman’s book Next Stop Grand Central!

Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: How Martin Changed the USA

Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

What ideas did Martin Luther King, Jr. share with others that changed our country’s history? Everyone can be great and anyone can make the world a more loving place—big ideas that are alive today thanks to Dr. King.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Happy Birthday Ben Franklin!

Sun, January 13th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

Happy Birthday Ben Franklin! Celebrate Ben's 307th birthday and learn more about this amazing inventor, Founding Father, and all around cool guy.
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

 

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