Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Thanksgiving Weekend
Friday, November 25th, 2016 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All Ages

Did you know that Thanksgiving became a national holiday during the American Civil War? Stop by the Museum this weekend for an authentic celebration with living historians from the 119th New York Volunteer Infantry, a group of American Civil War reenactors. See their uniforms up close, learn a military drill, handle some of their fascinating gear, and ask them what a common Civil War soldier might have eaten for Thanksgiving dinner!

Then, learn how children played soldier in the past with the toy soldiers in Holiday Express: Toys & Trains from the Jerni Collection. And if you just can’t get enough military history, don’t forget to stop by The Battle of Brooklyn.

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

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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