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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.

Lost Arts Series: Scrimshaw

Special Family Event
Lost Arts Series: Scrimshaw
Sun, March 30th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15
(members $12)

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

A whaler's life was never easy in the 18th or 19th centuries. Come learn the history behind the unique art form of scrimshaw, painstakingly practiced by men on long, seafaring voyages. See examples of scrimshaw, images carved into the bones of whales and other arctic creatures, and then create your own version in the studio.

Tickets are $15 per person ($12 for members) and include the price of Museum admission. Adults must accompany their children to the programs. For ages 6+.

About the Lost Arts Series

"Lost Arts" is a series of four programs in which families explore forgotten art forms in the galleries and then make art inspired by them in the studio. This series has been developed by our Family Programs Interns and is co-lead by them and our expert teaching artists. All Lost Arts programs are designed for children and adults to participate equally: See the online family programs calendar for other program dates.

Special Offer: Sign up for all four Lost Arts programs over the phone and get FREE child tickets to the fourth program. To take advantage of this offer, please call 646-293-9922.

Creative: Tronvig Group