About the DiMenna Children's History Museum
Explore 300 years of New York and American history through the eyes and lives of children of the past! The DiMenna Children's History Museum is a museum-within-a-museum, occupying the New-York Historical Society's entire lower level. It includes character-based pavilions, a the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library, a Whiz Bang Quiz Machine, and interactive exhibits and games. The DiMenna Children's History Museum encourages children to identify with the people whose enterprise and creativity changed the course of our history. All ages can enjoy and learn in the DiMenna Children's History Museum, but the exhibits are targeted at age 8-13.
Get to know these historical figures better! Each character pavilion combines objects, games, and information that help tell the story of each person's childhood and adulthood.
Support for education initiatives at the New-York Historical Society is provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource), do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.