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.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: A Civil War Pantry

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

Throughout American history, diets have changed dramatically during wartime. In honor of our exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, we will explore the eating habits of soldiers and civilians in Civil War America. Participants will cook their own treat from the times.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Gilded Age Dining

Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

How did New York City's elite entertain in the late 1800s and early 1900s? What special foods did they serve, and how did they serve them? Find out in this program when we visit the exhibition Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America and discover the decadent dining habits of New York's aristocracy. Then we'll move into the classroom and prepare turtle soup (with real turtle meat) and chestnut ice cream.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed

Sat, January 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from SCRATCH, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813 to 2013!

At the Kids' Table with Sarah Lohman: Thanksgiving History

Sat, November 2nd, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2pm

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation. Come discover what Thanksgiving food and festivities looked like in colonial times, Lincoln's times, and our own. After exploring artifacts and images of Thanksgiving history, participants will make their own mini apple pies with an assortment of historical and present-day flavors.

History of Ice Cream

Thu, July 4th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All ages. Free with Museum admission.
I scream, you scream! Come explore the history of this sweet treat in the United States and help us crank up batches of 17th century "icey creams." Families will smell unfamiliar flavors, use nineteenth-century ice tongs, nip and grind a sugarloaf, and handle a "penny lick" cup in addition to hand-cranking and tasting some old-fashioned ice cream.
 

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.

At the Kids’ Table: How the Kitchen Has Changed

Speaker: 
Sarah Lohman

RSVP required

Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How The Kitchen Has Changed

Saturday, January 12th 2-4 pm
What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast from SCRATCH—everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813...to 1913...to 2013!

Ice cream dish

Object name 
Ice cream dish
Date 
1877-1878
Medium 
Silver
Description 
Embodying the extravagant excess of the Gilded Age, this exotic ice cream dish was part of a 1,250-piece dinner service commissioned from Tiffany & Co. by “silver king” John W. Mackay (1831-1902) for his wife, Marie Louise Hungerford Mackay (1843-1928).
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. John Mackay
Object Number 
1980.14
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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