Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Veterans Day - Family Activities All Day

Special Family Event
Veterans Day - Family Activities All Day
Mon, November 11th, 2013 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us to celebrate our veterans, meet American Revolution re-enactors, and search for objects in our family scavenger hunt. Don't miss our DiMenna Children's History Museum birthday cake (we're turning 2)!

Living History: Third New Jersey Regiment
Attention! The Third New Jersey Regiment is a living history troop dedicated to accurately representing the common soldier from the American Revolution. Come and meet these members of the Third as they appeared at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777, commanded by Colonel Elias Dayton. See the uniforms, material, drills and exercises up close!

Beekman Family Scavenger Hunt
Meet the Beekmans, a Dutch New-York family who trace their arrival in New Amsterdam to 1647! The New-York Historical Society has many objects this family used everyday and for special occasions. Search high and low in the museum and discover what it was like to live in Dutch New York.

Civil War Scavenger Hunt
In honor of the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families on a journey around the Museum to find Civil War objects that tell amazing stories. Can you spot the shackles once used on an enslaved child? What about the models of Abraham Lincoln's hands?

Creative: Tronvig Group