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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Sun, July 21st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Relive the summer of 1899 through the eyes of the New York Newsies and read all about how they managed to beat The World by sticking together.

Kid Blink Beats The World by Don Brown
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Extra! Extra! Calling All Newsies!

 Free with museum admission!

Sun, May 6th, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Get the story behind the famous 1899 newsboys' strike while learning the latest dance moves from the Broadway hit Newsies, taught by Disney Teaching Artists!

Kids of all ages can sign up for dancing workshops, as well as learn about the history of newsies and newspapers. See linotype letters, trays, and holders up close, and use that old technology to make a linotype bookmark and a newspaper collage! We will also be raffling off two tickets to Newsies!

Free with museum admission.

Newspapers

Teaser: 

The Klingenstein Library holds the fourth largest collection of American newspapers published before 1820; it encompasses the most complete set of colonial New York titles such as Zenger’s controversial New-York Weekly Journal. For the 19th century there are nearly complete runs of commercial dailies, and some obscure publications espousing political, religious, and ethnic viewpoints. Also present are many of the principal newspapers from Northern and Southern localities up through the Civil War. The New York City dailies continue into the 20th century for which period there are also some pictorial supplements. For more information, see the Klingenstein Library’s Newspaper Research Guide.

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