Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Centennial Saturdays: Songs of WWI
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

In conjunction with our new exhibition World War I Beyond the Trenches, we’re commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s official entry into the First World War by bringing New York in 1917 to life! Every Saturday and on select Sundays this summer, stop by the Museum to meet different personalities from the home and warfronts of the United States a century ago. Each week is different—you might discover the uniforms of army doughboys, run into a famous leader, or march with suffragists!

Join us on Saturday, July 22, for marching tunes, humorous ditties, love songs, and wistful laments that were popular during the Great War. Sing along with Living Historian and musician Linda Russell to songs like Over There, Pack Up Your Troubles, and more played on ukulele, guitar, and hammered dulcimer. You’ll also learn about the songs through stories from diaries and letters.

Check out our Family Calendar to discover each Centennial Saturday’s or Sunday’s special theme!

Image Credit:
Over There, New-York Historical Society, Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertising Ephemera, PR 031.

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