DiMenna Children's Museum Opening
Fri, November 11th, 2011 | 11:00 am

Event details

At the New-York Historical Society, we believe that knowing where we came from helps us understand who we are now. That goes for kids too, which is why we created the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, the first-ever museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children. The New-York Historical Society recently had the opportunity to acquire one of only two known needlework samplers to have been made at the New York African Free School. Made in April 1820 by Rosena Disery, a teenage student at the school, the sampler features a verse titled “Truth” from the poem “Self-Love and Truth Incompatible.” DiMenna Children’s History Museum will officially open to the public with the unveiling of the Disery Sampler; Children are then invited to become History Detectives and explore.



DiMenna Children's History Museum, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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