Weekend Hour Changes

On Friday, January 19 the Library will close at 2:30 pm and the Museum will close at 6 pm. On Saturday, January 20 the Museum will open at 3 pm.

Family Programs

Special Family Event
The Pinkertonian Mystery
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(Members $30)

Sunday, April 26, 3-5 pm
Recommended for kids and adults ages 8 and up 
$35 per person

Live In Theater debuts their very latest immersive and interactive mystery theater experience especially for families at the New-York Historical Society! In this premiere production, families will travel throughout the Museum galleries and interact with actors in The Pinkertonian Mystery to solve a crime inspired by the fictionalized criminal mastermind known only as El Diablo and the real-life Pinkerton National Detective Agency established in 1850.

Praise for Live In Theater

“The cast is excellent…peals of laughter…a fun evening!” – NYTheatre.com

“Brilliant!” – New York Magazine

“Like being in a game of Clue come to life” – New York City Theatre

Voted Top Ten Events – Time Out New York

“The play is a real winner…The New-York Historical Society has struck gold” – Bruce Chadwick, History News Network

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




Birthday Parties information: download as pdf 

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