Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Family Album Scrapbook

 Pre-registration required.

Sat, May 19th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

 Save those movie ticket stubs! Alan Balicki, Senior Conservator, shows tools and materials to preserve the past. Families work with talented teaching artists to create an album that will showcase precious images, documents and objects. Great for grandparents!

To pre-register, please e-mail familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

Family Histories Through Video Storytelling

Great for grandparents! Pre-registration required.

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

Parents, grandparents and children come together and reflect on their family history by learning how to tell a story and record their history. Great for grandparents!

To pre-register, please e-mail familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

PBS Kids Club

Free with museum admission!

Sat, March 10th, 2012 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore the DiMenna Children's History Museum with PBS Character Arthur! Uncover objects and learn about New York's oldest museum and the newest museum!

Infanterie Regiment von Donop (Hessian)

Sun, February 26th, 2012 | 11:00 am

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History comes alive for the whole family with Living History Days at the New-York Historical Society! Do you want to know what life was like in the eighteenth century? Please join us as re-enactment troops and Living History actors recreate the world of Revolutionary America. Living History Days will feature appearances by troops of the Continental, Loyalist, British and Hessian armies and, on select days, actors portraying Revolutionary heroes, including George Washington, Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

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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Family Membership

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  Membership support helps the DiMenna Children’s History Museum and the New-York Historical Society care for a priceless collection of objects, exhibitions...

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Membership support helps the DiMenna Children's History Museum and the New-York Historical Society care for a priceless collection, made fully accessible to the public, and provides our education programs with the resources to serve more than 100,000 New York City public school students each year. Become a member today—it’s only through our partnership with history enthusiasts like you that we’re able to continue “Making History Matter.”

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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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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

Event details

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

Event Details

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

The Family Album

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Alan Balicki
Jo Beth Ravitz
Mon, January 16th, 2012 | 11:30 am

Event Details

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.

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