Reading into History Family Book Club: Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy

Sun, December 8th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Come discuss one of the greatest avoidable tragedies in American history—the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire—which radicalized huge swaths of New York City to fight for the rights of workers. Visit part of The Armory Show at 100 exhibition and look at artifacts from this time of activism and upheaval. Ages 9–12.

Unheard Voices

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Join us for this staged reading of the inspiring collaborative work Unheard Voices, which honors the anonymous men, women and children buried at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. Conceived by Judy Tate. Directed by Melissa Maxwell. Stay afterwards for a discussion about the American Slavery Project collaborative and its mission to highlight these unheard stories.

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Reading into History Book Wrap Event: 90 Miles to Havana

Enrique Flores-Galbis
Sun, September 29th, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission, Ages 9-12

Come discuss what happened to the child refugees from Cuba's Operation Pedro Pan with author Enrique Flores-Galbis. We'll contrast his and his characters' experiences with those of the "Orphan Train" riders in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This event honors National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Children’s Concert: Ship of Tolerance

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This program is sold out

Come hear classically trained young musicians from around the world in this unique children's concert, part of the Ship of Tolerance weekend of activities. This organization promotes communication and connections between the children of the world, with the greater goal of tolerance and understanding.

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Reading into History Book Wrap Event: Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector by Adam Osterweil

Adam Osterweil
Sun, October 27th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Come discuss the American Revolution and amateur archaeology with author Adam Osterweil. We'll discuss the book, look at artifacts from the American Revolution, and learn how anyone can become a history detective.

The History of Chocolate with American Heritage Chocolate®

Mon, February 17th, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chocolate was not always sold as a candy bar! See, smell, and taste colonial hot chocolate—watch as American Heritage Chocolate educators grinds cocoa beans, add spices like red pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon, and heat up hot chocolate to taste. Don’t forget to get your own to bring home!

Taste of Chocolate Workshop
12:30, 1:15, 2, 2:45, 3:30 pm

All Aboard! Historical Train Weekend

Sat, December 14th, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun, December 15th, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15; 1–3 pm

Kids meet Conductor Bob, hear tales of the rails, and create their own engine car, caboose, or anything in-between. And don’t forget to find all the “eye-spy” details in the amazing trains, buildings, and riders on view in the New-York Historical Society’s holiday installation. Ages 3–6.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: A Civil War Pantry

Sat, April 26th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

Throughout American history, diets have changed dramatically during wartime. In honor of our exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the American Civil War, we will explore the eating habits of soldiers and civilians in Civil War America. Participants will cook their own treat from the times.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Gilded Age Dining

Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Note: This event is sold out.

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

How did New York City's elite entertain in the late 1800s and early 1900s? What special foods did they serve, and how did they serve them? Find out in this program when we visit the exhibition Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America and discover the decadent dining habits of New York's aristocracy. Then we'll move into the classroom and prepare turtle soup (with real turtle meat) and chestnut ice cream.

At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed

Sat, January 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from SCRATCH, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813 to 2013!

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