Family Programs

Camp History: Civil War Photography
Robert Christian Malmberg
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Members $500)

Session 1: August 11-15 (for rising 4th and 5th graders), 9 am - 4 pm daily
Session 2: August 18-22 (for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders), 9 am - 4 pm daily

In this five-day camp, young people will research life during the Civil War and experience photography as it existed in the 1860s.

Campers will go behind the scenes at the New-York Historical Society using our museum and library collections and meeting with museum staff to discover fascinating stories and people from the American Civil War (1861-1865). They will use their knowledge to style themselves and pose for actual tintype photos shot by noted photographer Robert Christian Malmberg, who practices collodion/wet plate photography from the Civil War era.

After showing off their portraits here at the museum, campers can keep their unique portraits!

Camp History is run by our staff of experienced museum educators.

More about Robert Christian Malmberg
Since 2003, Malmberg has been practicing collodion/alternative process photography out of studios in San Francisco and New York City. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at the Scope Miami International Art Fair, part of Art Basel 2011. See his collodion portraits on his website. To inquire about private commissions, email him at

Space is limited! Advanced registration required; contact to register. Questions? Call 646-293-9922

Participation in Camp History is $600 for the week ($500 for Family Members). Cost includes daily snacks and all materials.

Cancellation policy: Before April 15, 2014, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. There are no refunds after April 15, 2014.

Please contact for more information and pricing.




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