Reading Into History Book Club: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Lawson

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Speaker: 
Kirby Larson

Monthly series. Free with Museum admission. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home. Families share reactions to the month’s book, see related museum artifacts and documents, and meet other history detectives and special guests!

Sun, February 8th, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recommended for families with kids ages 9-12, free with museum admission

How can one girl start a completely new life in harsh terrain, in the midst of a foreign war? Author Kirby Larson will join us to discuss her Newbery honor winning book, homesteading in the early 1900s, and the impact of WWI on American society. We’ll also see examples of WWI propaganda posters and real letters from WWI soldiers from our library’s vast collections.

Reading Into History Book Club: The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island by Laurence Yep and Dr. Kathleen S. Yep

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Marci Reaven
Cynthia Lee
Sun, January 11th, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recommended for families with kids ages 9-12, free with museum admission

All Aboard! Historical Train Weekend

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Free with Museum admission. Recommended for ages 3-6.
This weekend bring the family to search for their favorite toy trains with a scavenger hunt, decorate a car for the Transcontinental Railroad, and move and laugh with “Conductor Abe!”

Sat, December 13th, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun, December 14th, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, December 13-14, 1-3 pm

The exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection will amaze kids of all ages. This weekend bring the family to engage in a hunt through the collection, decorate a car for the Transcontinental Railroad and move and giggle with “Conductor Abe!” Ages 3-6. Free with Museum admission.

Reading into History Book Club: Crow by Barbara Wright

Speaker: 
Barbara Wright

Monthly series. Free with Museum admission. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home. Families share reactions to the month’s book, see related museum artifacts and documents, and meet other history detectives and special guests!

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

Recommended for families with kids ages 9-12, free with museum admission

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Cornelia’s Holiday Kitchen

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$15 per child ($10 per Member child). Ages 8 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults pay Museum admission only.
This is a series of five family programs on New York City's food history inspired by N-YHS collections. Click through for tickets.

Sat, December 13th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dutch families in New Amsterdam were known for their delicious holiday confections – can you imagine all the good smells that would have come out of their kitchens? During this program, participants will take the place of Cornelia van Varick in her seventeenth-century kitchen as she prepares traditional food for the New Year. We’ll handle objects and ingredients that Cornelia would have had, such as sugar cones and nippers, Dutch ovens, and mortars and pestles.

Reading into History Book Club: Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

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Julie Chibbaro
Sun, October 19th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recommended for families with kids ages 9-12, free with museum admission

At this meeting, we'll discover how one person started an outbreak of a horrible disease in 1906 New York...without ever being sick herself. Join us and author Julie Chibbaro to discuss her thrilling fictional account of the hunt for "Typhoid Mary" through the eyes of a sixteen year old girl. After discussing the book with the author, we'll take readers to see rare objects from American medical history and living conditions for immigrants at the turn of the 20th century.

Thanksgiving Eve Balloon Inflation Family Members Event

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Members-only event for Family level members or higher.
Family members receive priority access to view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation on 77th Street. Join Today!

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family members receive priority access to view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation on 77th Street. Warm up with some hot chocolate, treats, and activities in the DiMenna Children’s History Museum. This unique benefit is for Family level or higher members of the New York Historical Society, so join today!

Ancient Chinese Arts Today: Ribbon Dancing

Sat, October 4th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out

Children will discover the art and athleticism of ribbon dancing, a thousand-year-old art that is performed during times of celebration in China. This tradition has now spread far beyond the borders of China and is being enjoyed by people all across the globe.

Back to School Members-Only Special Event

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Wed, September 17th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ring in the new school year with this members-only celebration in the exhibition Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans! Families can meet Madeline, create finger puppets of their favorite Madeline characters, and write their own Madeline stories. All ages will enjoy this afternoon of engaging activities and yummy snacks. Please RSVP to dchm@nyhistory.org.

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