Family Programs

Camps
Camp History
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$500
(Members $400)

Tuesday, March 24 – Friday, March 27; 9 am – 4 pm
Current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders only; $500 per camper ($400 per Member camper)

For the March Camp, the registration deadline is March 6.

What was life like in colonial New York? Take a step back in time to the diverse, hectic, war-torn, disease-ridden, and...stinky place that was New York City under Dutch and British rule. During this four-day history camp at the New-York Historical Society, campers will step back in time to this fascinating era to see what life was like for people from all walks of life.

Led by educators, librarians, conservators and curators, campers will go behind the scenes and learn about New York before the American Revolution through primary sources. Each camper will get to handle and research their own political cartoon, broadside, letter or other work on paper from the seventeenth or eighteenth century and present their knowledge to the public. This is a rare opportunity to learn like a professional historian!

Campers will also learn how museum exhibitions are made; see fascinating objects that are rarely on view to the public; and play fun colonial games! At the end of the week, campers will mount their very own pop-up exhibition on New-York in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

For more information, or to register your child for any of this year's camps, please email camphistory@nyhistory.org or call 646-293-9922.

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

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MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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