Reading Into History Book Club: The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy

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Sun, September 7th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Do you believe in giants? At this first book club meeting of the 2014-15 school year, we'll talk about one of the greatest hoaxes of the nineteenth century, the Cardiff Giant, and how the scam finally came to light. After book discussion, we'll head up to our Patricia D. Klingenstein library for a private viewing of rarely-seen artifacts related to P.T.Barnum, other humbug superstars, and some lesser-known nineteenth century hoaxes that will amaze, stupefy, and shock just like they did back then.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11,  and October 8; 3 – 5 pm

$40 per child ($35 per child Member); $50 per adult ($40 per adult Member)

Includes tea party and admission to Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline in New York: Family Day

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Fri, July 4th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Free kids admission all day!
Programs free with Museum admission
All ages

Families Celebrate the Fourth of July!

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Fri, July 4th, 2014 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday, July 4, all day
All ages
Kids get free admission all day!
Family Programs free with Museum admission

Independence Day Scavenger Hunt
10 am – 6 pm
Hunt high and low in the New-York Historical Society on our scavenger hunt celebrating America’s independence. Families will search for the horse tail from King George’s statue, George Washington’s portrait, and other 4th of July treasures. When finished, enter our raffle for Liberty the Dog!

Reading Into History Book Club: A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Speaker: 
Janice Kambara
Sun, June 29th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How did kids get through life in a Japanese relocation camp during World War II? Some turned to America's pastime, baseball. But how to you play baseball in a desert? This month's book explores this incredible history through the life of the fictional Tetsu, a twelve year old baseball fanatic living in an Arizona relocation camp with his family. At this month's book wrap, Janice Kambara, associate producer of the PBS documentary Time of Fear, will show us rarely-seen home movies made in the camps that feature baseball games and other family activities.

Madeline's Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, and October 8; 3 – 5 pm

$40 per child ($35 per child Member); $50 per adult ($40 per adult Member)

Includes tea party and admission to Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline's Tea Party

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Select Dates. All ages. Make a reservation for an afternoon of teas, crumpets, and the beloved children’s book Madeline!

Wed, July 23rd, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, and October 8; 3 – 5 pm

$40 per child ($35 per child Member); $50 per adult ($40 per adult Member)

Includes tea party and admission to Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

Reading into History Book Club: The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

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Speaker: 
Kristin Levine
Sun, June 1st, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many people know about the Little Rock Nine and the integration of Little Rock, Arkansas schools in 1957. Most do not know about "the lost year" of 1958-59, when the state government chose to close all public high schools in Little Rock rather than accept integration for another year. Join the book club families and author Kristin Levine to discuss this book, which takes place during the lost year, and the complicated history of integration.

Reading Into History Book Club: The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Philip Hoose

Speaker: 
Phillip Hoose
Sun, May 4th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown, Part II of our tripartite series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, author Phillip Hoose will join the book club to discuss the epic, 200+ year battle to save the illusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker. After discussion, we'll visit the galleries to see Audubon's works and then Mr. Hoose will sign books. Do not miss your chance to discuss the history of wildlife conservation and meet this multi-award-winning author!

NYC Urban Debate League Elementary School Championships

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Sat, April 26th, 2014 | 1:30 pm

Free with Museum admission; all ages
Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, and elected officials started as members of school debate teams! Come and meet our future elected officials in the NYC Urban Debate League’s first annual Elementary School Championship. Watch these amazing students debate on their prepared topics, and stay for a more free-form round based on the objects found in the New-York Historical Society. Audience participation and questions are encouraged.

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