November Scout Day: Explore Exciting Special Exhibitions and New Scout Programs!

November Scout Day: Explore Exciting Special Exhibitions and New Scout Programs!
Sun, November 19th, 2017 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Members $8)

$10/Scout and $10/adult (​M​embers $8)

Museum Patch at the New-York Historical Society! Come as a troop or with family, and see what's new at New York’s oldest ​museum, founded in 1804. Scout uniforms are encouraged.

We invite you to participate in our new Special Exhibition Programs with Museum Educator-led Tours. Engaging, educator-led tours of our fall exhibitions begin every half hour. There is something for every Scout!

  • Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
  • The Vietnam War
  • Mapping America’s Role from Revolution to Independence
  • Hotbed

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
Ideally suited for younger scouts
See hundreds of toys, trains, miniatures, and figurines and discover what transportation was like for people in the past!

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975
Ideally suited for older scouts
Explore our groundbreaking exhibition on the Vietnam War, encountering such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns, and the antiwar movement on the home front.

Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence
Ideally suited for all scouts
Learn how to decode historical maps from our collection and find valuable clues about the birth of the United States in this special exhibition of American Revolution maps, developed in conjunction with the Boston Public Library.

Ideally suited for older scouts
Uncover how immigrants, artists, business owners, and political radicals came together in early 20th-century Greenwich Village to fight for social reform. Hotbed is presented by our Center for Women’s History.

Living History: Votes for Women!
Recommended for all scouts

Celebrate the opening of Hotbed with those who led the crusade for women’s rights 100 years ago. Meet suffragists who won the vote in New York State in November 1917—three years before the 19th Amendment. Portrayed by Living Historians, the suffragists share stories their contributions to the battle for the ballot. Ask about their early 20th-century wardrobe and special accessories, learn how they marched in parades, and make a suffrage cockade!

Living History: 3rd New Jersey Regiment
Recommended for all scouts

Living Historians from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment, historical reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians, will be encamped in the Museum to answer your questions about life on and off the battlefield. Look into a Continental soldier’s tent to see their uniforms and equipment up close, line up to learn a military drill, and meet camp followers—women who supported troops in the field!

Pick up our new 90-minute private Scout Program listing for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! Private Scout Programs allow you to pick the day and program for your troop. All New-York Historical Society Museum-based Girl Scout Troop Programs satisfy requirements towards select badge fulfillment. Advance registration is required.

Your Scout Day Ticket includes Museum Admission, which comes with access to:

The day's activities can fulfill a number of badge requirements for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts; contact us for more information. Patches will be available for purchase at the Museum Store.

Tickets can be purchased through our Call Center at (212) 485-9268, open 9 am​ ​–​ ​5 pm daily, or on site at the admissions desk. If you have questions regarding Scout Day, please email or call (212) 873-3400, ext. 352


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