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.

Titanic Sinks!: Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of one of the Twentieth-Century's Most Infamous Disasters

 Free with museum admission!

Sun, April 15th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

Experience the Titanic’s doomed voyage as Barry Denenberg, author of Titanic Sinks!, joins us in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library to read excerpts and discuss his book for young readers. Questions surrounding the sinking of the Titanic will be certain to drive this discussion – questions about arrogance and corporate greed, questions about the lifeboats leaving half empty, questions about iceberg warning signs and questions about why so many third-class passengers perished. Join Mr.

Sunday Story Hour: The Lonely Phone Booth

 Free with Museum admission

Sun, March 11th, 2012 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Can you imagine a world before cell phones? The phone booth at West End Avenue and 100th Street does. Learn how a phone booth can save the day.

Free with Museum admission.

Sunday Story Hour: Elizabeth Leads the Way

Free with Museum admission

Sun, March 4th, 2012 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about one woman who stood up for what she believed in and paved the way for women voters.


 

You Are Here!

Sun, November 13th, 2011 | 11:30 am

Event Details

From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Explore wayfinding, a room-sized map, and what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago in these stories about maps.

Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.

Location

Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Recommended Reading

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Resources for Teachers

Brookhiser, Richard. Alexander Hamilton, American (New York: Touchstone, 2000)

Burrows, Edwin G., and Wallace, Mike. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton (New York: Penguin Books, 2004)

Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life (New York: The Penguin Press, 2010)

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Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

Visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, including a catalog of their collection of historic documents on deposit at the New-York Historical Society.

Library of Congress (loc.gov)

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