Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

A Journey with Purpose: Gail Becker, Joshua Miller, and Facing History and Ourselves

Speaker: 
Gail Becker
Joshua Miller
Sun, April 7th, 2013 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sunday, April 7, 12:30 pm
Strongly recommended for ages 9 and up

How can we talk about the toughest parts of our history with our children? To mark Yom haShoah this unique intergenerational family program presents the award winning 2012 short film, A Journey with Purpose, which documents three generations of the Becker family on their return to Auschwitz-Birkenau. We will be joined by the film maker, Gail Becker, and her son Joshua, as well as the organization Facing History and Ourselves.

Camp History

March 25 through 28, 9am–4pm

Mon, March 25th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue, March 26th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed, March 27th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu, March 28th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 25 through 28, 9am–4pm

 

Mostly Magic with Matt Wayne

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne

Sundays, March 3, 10, April 21, May 19, 1pm

Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 1:00 pm
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 1:00 pm
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 1:00 pm
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

 

Bird Tales: Folk Telling from Around the World

Speaker: 
Bill Gordh

Join folklorist Bill Gordh and celebrate bird heroes, tricksters, and villains. Don’t forget to visit Audubon’s Aviary to see the birds of America!

Sat, March 9th, 2013 | 2:00 pm
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

March 9 and 10, 2 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation with author Tonya Bolden

Mon, January 21st, 2013 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of this essential part of American history with a special reading from Author Tonya Bolden! Hear Tonya, author of Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, read from her new children’s book Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya will also be doing a Q&A, and signing copies of her book.

Two-Day WWII Writing Workshop for Kids and Teens

Mon, February 18th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue, February 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 

Holiday Express: Can You Spot It?

Every day!

Fri, November 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, November 24th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, November 25th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 1st, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 2nd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 8th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 9th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 15th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 16th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 22nd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 23rd, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed, December 26th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu, December 27th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri, December 28th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, December 29th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, December 30th, 2012 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue, January 1st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 5th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, January 26th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, February 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, February 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 3rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 9th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 10th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 16th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 17th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 23rd, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, March 30th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 6th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 7th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 13th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat, April 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every day!

At the Kids’ Table: Unusual Recipes During World War II

Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unusual Recipes During World War II

Saturday, March 2nd 2-4 pm
In this final At the Kid's Table session, we will explore the wartime diets of 1940s New Yorkers. During WWII, families were encouraged to grown their own food in "Victory Gardens" to free up more of the food supply for the troops. In this workshop, families will explore the WWII & NYC exhibit, plant their own windowsill Victory Gardens of spinach and tomatoes, and learn how to use their vegetables to cook a delicious 1940s dish.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

Nov 23 2012 - Sep 8 2013

Magnificent model trains, train stations and sheds, bridges and tunnels, carousels and Ferris wheels—all populated with toy figurines in colorful nineteenth-century dress, will be on view this holiday season at the New-York Historical Society, in the first museum exhibition of selections from the renowned Jerni Collection.

Marklin Elevated Station with accessories, ca. 1900. From the Collection of Jerry and Nina Greene.

Among the unique, hand-crafted and hand-painted toys will be the only existing first model elevated station. Designed by Märklin, ca. 1895, it is known as the Rolls-Royce of toy train manufacturers and will be displayed in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, near the 77th Street entrance. In New-York Historical’s Luce Center, the installation will include Märklin’s largest and most elaborate train station, ca. 1904; Marklin’s only known extant post office, ca. 1895; a Märklin girder bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel, ca.

Reading Into History Book Wrap Event: Picture the Dead

Sun, January 27th, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Read Picture the Dead and then come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Adele Griffin will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask the author questions, and see related objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

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