Independence Day Family Fun!

Thu, 07/04/2013 -
10:00 to 18:00
Thu, July 4th, 2013 |
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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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Family Membership


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

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.”


The New York History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:30
Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 6:30 pm

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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.


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Join the Hunt! (Friday)

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 14:00
Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Event Details

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

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The Big Quiz Thing at the New-York Historical Society

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 20:00
Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 8:00 pm

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

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