Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

The Sidewalks of New York

Title
The Sidewalks of New York
Date 
1859
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Purchase
Object Number 
1983.39
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sunday Scholars

High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents.

Sun, November 6th, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Event Details

Sundays, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18, 2011

Historians and Art Historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, budding scholars will have the chance to do the same. High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents. Together, they will choose and research a topic in American History and create a video guide to the museum's collections for our website.

The Family Album

Speaker: 
Alan Balicki
Jo Beth Ravitz
Mon, January 16th, 2012 | 11:30 am

Event Details

We all have precious photographs and documents that we wish to preserve and treasure. But how to do it? Meet Alan Balicki, our Senior Conservator, who will share the tools and materials he uses to preserve the past here at New York City's oldest museum. Then work with a talented teaching artist to create a lovely, simple and sturdy family album to take home and get you started. Parents and children will work together to create an album that will showcase and preserve the images, documents and objects they value the most.

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories (Sunday)

Speaker: 
Visiting Storyteller TBA

 Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Sun, November 27th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Event Details

Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories (Saturday)

Speaker: 
Visiting Storyteller TBA

 Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Sat, November 26th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Event Details

Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories (Friday)

Speaker: 
Visiting Storyteller TBA

 Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Fri, November 25th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Event Details

Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity!

Join the Hunt! (Saturday)

  Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum!

Sat, November 12th, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Event Details

Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011. On the move and learning all the time, you’ll find that The Hunt is a winning hour of fun and a fun way to spend an hour as a family.

Free with Family Membership or Daily Admission.

Location

Second floor classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Join the Hunt! (Friday)

Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 2:00 pm

Event Details

Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011. On the move and learning all the time, you’ll find that The Hunt is a winning hour of fun and a fun way to spend an hour as a family.

Free with Family Membership or Daily Admission.

Location

Second floor classroom, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Special September 11th Story Hour: Fireboat by Maira Kalman

Speaker: 
Firefighter Vin Panaro
Katie Fuller, Museum Educator
Sun, September 11th, 2011 | 12:30 pm

The New-York Historical Society is proud to present this wonderful story by Maira Kalman in conjunction with our photographic exhibition, Remembering 9/11. “A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman’s book should be among the first answers.” – Booklist, starred review.

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