Presidents in Residence: February School Vacation Week

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 10:00 to 17:00
Sat, February 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun, February 16th, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mon, February 17th, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue, February 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed, February 19th, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu, February 20th, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri, February 21st, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, February 22nd, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun, February 23rd, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, February 15 – Sunday February 23

Presidential Scavenger Hunt, 10 am–6 pm, daily.

Abraham Lincoln Family Quiz, 2 pm, daily.

Vote for Me! Election Button Making, 1–3 pm, daily.

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A Soldier's Life: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 13:30
Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

After asking Harold Holzer all your Civil War questions, come play this interactive game where you become a soldier in the Civil War! Led by a New-York Historical educator, you will make choices about what you would do in realistic Civil War situations. At the end of the game, you'll find out whether you would have lived or died, come home happy or with "Soldier's Heart." In the process, you may just eat hard tack, handle a minie ball, and beat some drums! Prizes for participation!

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Camp History! Featuring Pixel Academy

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 09:00 to 16:00
Mon, August 19th, 2013 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tue, August 20th, 2013 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed, August 21st, 2013 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday, August 19- Thursday, August 22, 9 am - 4 pm

Middle School students ages 11-13 are invited to put their imaginations to work to design, program, and play their very own digital history games about the American Revolution. Led by Museum educators, campers will become Revolutionary War experts in the galleries and behind the scenes with the help of curators, historians and conservators. Pixel Academy will introduce campers to the principles of game design and guide them towards making their very own games that they can download and take home.

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$500
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$400
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Mostly Magic with Matt Wayne

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Matt Wayne

Sundays, March 3, 10, April 21, May 19, 1pm

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 13:00
Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 1:00 pm
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 1:00 pm
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 1:00 pm
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

 

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$20
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$15
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Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

November 23, 2012
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September 08, 2013

Hoops to Halo: Centuries of Games Kids Play

Workshop size is limited, please make a reservation at dchm@nyhistory.org.

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:30 to 16:30
Sun, June 17th, 2012 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Celebrate Father’s Day with a special family workshop all about games – parents and kids learn about historical games and build their own video game prototypes. A New-York Historical Society educator will lead families with children between ages 7-12 through galleries and behind-the-scenes to view different toys and games in the collection.

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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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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, 11/11/2011 - 12:30
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

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