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.

African American Leaders Scavenger Hunt

Sat, January 18th, 2014 | 10:00 am - Mon, January 20th, 2014 | 5:00 pm

January 18 – 20; Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Meet the inspiring and brave African American leaders who helped shape our nation and civil rights legislation. Families will search through New-York Historical's collections finding objects and documents related to James McCune Smith, Pierre Toussaint, Frederick Douglass and of course, Martin Luther King Jr. Ages 6 and up
 

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.

Meet the Author! One Times Square with Joe McKendry

Speaker: 
Joe McKendry
Sun, December 8th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

Children’s book author Joe McKendry recreates Times Square over the centuries in his lively and detailed illustrations. Kids will discover Times Square of the past and see how it has changed over time, and hear about Joe’s inspiration, research and process!

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!

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

Sat, December 7th, 2013 | 2:00 pm

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

At the Kids' Table with Sarah Lohman: Thanksgiving History

Sat, November 2nd, 2013 | 2:00 pm

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

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation. Come discover what Thanksgiving food and festivities looked like in colonial times, Lincoln's times, and our own. After exploring artifacts and images of Thanksgiving history, participants will make their own mini apple pies with an assortment of historical and present-day flavors.

Spirits of Hallowe'ens Past

Thu, October 31st, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dress up like your favorite historical character and come to where curious kids celebrate Halloween! Meet the headless horseman, listen to Gilded Age ghost stories, visit fortune tellers, and taste test historic candy. Special musical performances of Haunted History Tales by master spooky storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will entertain families throughout the evening.

Free with Museum admission.

 

Armory Art for Kids

Sat, October 19th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun, October 20th, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20; 12 – 3pm

Families explore the amazing artwork in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution in an interactive exhibition tour, and then create inspired works using mixed media, drawing from life, and color theory. Ages 5 – 10. Approx. 1 hour per program.

RSVP required to familyprograms@nyhistory.org. Please let us know if you want to attend the 12 pm, 1 pm, 0r 2 pm program.

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