Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Madeline’s Tea Party

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Wed, October 8th, 2014 | 3:00 pm

July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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, September 10th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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 13th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • 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 16th, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20, September 10, September 11, September 18 (3 pm and 4 pm), September 24 (

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  • Meet the Author! Maira Kalman

    Sat, March 15th, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Maira Kalman returns with her new children’s book Thomas Jefferson, whom she describes “optimistic and complex and tragic and wrong and courageous.” Families will listen to her read excerpts from the book—which aims to cover everything about Jefferson—as well as describe her research process, and hold a book signing.

    Fans of this Founding Father will learn surprising facts, and children who are new to Jefferson will be introduced to a great and complex man. Kalman painterly illustrations add to the uniqueness and whimsy of the book.

    New York City Paper Dolls: Bill Cunningham

    Sun, March 23rd, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Free with Museum Admission

    How would you dress up to stand in front of Federal Hall? How about the Empire State Building? The Washington Mews? Inspired by the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades, families are invited to choose their favorite New York City landmark and decorate their own matching paper doll in this drop-in art making program. We’ll have images of historical paper dolls from our collection for families to see as well. Recommended for ages 4–10.

    New York City Paper Dolls: Bill Cunningham

    Sun, March 16th, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Free with Museum Admission

    How would you dress up to stand in front of Federal Hall? How about the Empire State Building? The Washington Mews? Inspired by the exhibition Bill Cunningham: Façades, families are invited to choose their favorite New York City landmark and decorate their own matching paper doll in this drop-in art making program. We’ll have images of historical paper dolls from our collection for families to see as well. Recommended for ages 4–10.

    Lost Arts Series: Scrimshaw

    Sun, March 30th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    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+.

    Lost Arts Series: China Painting

    Sun, May 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

    Celebrate Mother's Day with this special family program! Explore and learn together, and then decorate a beautiful china plate to commemorate the day. Don't forget to make a reservation for brunch at Caffè Storico!

    Lost Arts Series: Quilting

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    Sun, June 8th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

    People have been making quilts for hundreds of years; however quilting took on new significance during the American Civil War. Come explore the fascinating quilts in our exhibition Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. Then create your own quilt pattern in our studio.

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