Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Grandparents Day

Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission. All ages.
Bring the whole family and create poetry together using words from historic accounts. Let old newspapers, documents and advertisements be the inspiration for creative collaborative poetry, either through methods of blackout or collage. Families can also search for objects in the DiMenna Children's History Museum or engage in a family-themed full Museum scavenger hunt. Hunts will be available all day; family art activity will be available from 12-4 pm.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Underground Railroad

Sun, September 15th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Unspoken by Henry Cole

When a young girl finds an escaped slave in her family’s barn, she must make a difficult choice. Examine this wordless story closely in order to discover what she decides.

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Making a Difference

Sun, September 8th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

Growing up, Daisy wanted to be adventurous and make a difference in the world. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen to people that told her to be dainty and stay inside, like other girls! Read Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey and learn how one girl’s gumption changed the lives of millions of young Americans.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Back to School

Sun, September 1st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris

Get into the school spirit with the true story of how Noah Webster, and his American Dictionary of the English Language, united the nation in education and language!

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

A Soldier's Life: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game

Sun, June 16th, 2013 | 1:30 pm

After asking Harold Holzer all your Civil War questions, come play this interactive game where you become a soldier in the Civil War! Led by a New-York Historical educator, you will make choices about what you would do in realistic Civil War situations. At the end of the game, you'll find out whether you would have lived or died, come home happy or with "Soldier's Heart." In the process, you may just eat hard tack, handle a minie ball, and beat some drums! Prizes for participation!

Camp History! Featuring Pixel Academy

Mon, August 19th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue, August 20th, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed, August 21st, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu, August 22nd, 2013 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday, August 19- Thursday, August 22, 9 am - 4 pm

Middle School students ages 11-13 are invited to put their imaginations to work to design, program, and play their very own digital history games about the American Revolution. Led by Museum educators, campers will become Revolutionary War experts in the galleries and behind the scenes with the help of curators, historians and conservators. Pixel Academy will introduce campers to the principles of game design and guide them towards making their very own games that they can download and take home.

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Marching Toward Freedom

Sun, August 25th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by reading We March by Shane W. Evans and reflecting on what it means to gather and march together for civil rights.

We March by Shane W. Evans
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: The Perfect Time to Paint

Sun, August 18th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ever wonder when the best time to start making art would be? Artist Clementine Hunter never had the perfect time to paint but taught herself and started to paint anyway; and today her artwork is in museums across the country.

Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Enlightening the World

Sun, August 11th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Hear the Statue of Liberty speak through Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” and discover why Emma’s poem was so important to the statue’s construction!

Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Balancing Between the Towers

Sun, August 4th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Follow Phillipe Petit’s performance as he crawls, climbs, and balances one thousand three hundred and forty feet in the air, between the World Trade Center Towers, nearly 40 years ago.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

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