CELEBRATE INDEPDENCE DAY AT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Thursday, July 4 10 am – 6 pm
All ages. Free with Museum admission.
Free admission for visitors ages 18 and under!
Find out what life was like in 1776 and celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society!
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Uncover the most unusual and eccentric aspects of New York City history on this madcap adventure in the newly renovated galleries of the New-York Historical Society. You'll rummage through the Luce Center, a veritable artifact-stuffed attic with such remarkable items as Washington's Valley Forge cot, a piece of a statue pulled down in a riot after the Declaration of Independence was first read in the city, rioting bears and bulls, antique toys, the portrait of a cross-dressing governor and Aaron Burr's death mask.
Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011. On the move and learning all the time, you’ll find that The Hunt is a winning hour of fun and a fun way to spend an hour as a family.
Free with Family Membership or Daily Admission.
Second floor classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Prepare yourselves, history geniuses: NYC’s own live game show spectacular, the Big Quiz Thing, will present a multimedia live trivia game show for history buffs, in celebration of the New-York Historical Society's grand reopening. Gather a team of friends—or join on on site—and win excellent prizes and glory! For more on the Big Quiz Thing, visit bigquizthing.com.