Living History: Juneteenth

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Sat, 06/15/2019 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 15th, 2019 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Celebrate the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery! On June 19, 1865, military orders to free enslaved people were finally, officially enforced in Texas—two months after the end of the American Civil War and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Living History: Meet Sylvia Rivera

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Sat, 06/01/2019 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 1st, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, June 2nd, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sat, June 29th, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

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Living History: Meet Abraham Lincoln

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Sat, 06/08/2019 -
11:00 to 16:00
Sat, June 8th, 2019 |
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Come visit the Museum and meet the 16th President of the United States as portrayed by Living Historian Howard Wright. Listen to stories about daily life in the White House with the first family, narrated by Lincoln himself. And don’t miss your chance to look inside Honest Abe’s top hat or try to tell time on his special pocket watch!

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Living History: Mary Kies, First to Patent

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Sat, 05/11/2019 - 12:00
Sat, May 11th, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Sun, May 12th, 2019 | 12:00 pm

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All ages

Join Raissa Bretaña, fashion historian and DiMenna Children’s History Museum Living Historian, for a celebration of the first woman to receive a patent! May is the 210th  anniversary of inventor Mary Kies receiving a patent for a process of weaving straw and silk used to create hats.. Discover more about Mary, other early American women inventors, and 19th-century headwear, and then try a hands-on activity important to hat making!

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Living History: Civil War Weekend

Sat, 05/25/2019 - 12:00
Sat, May 25th, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Sun, May 26th, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

In honor of Memorial Day, come learn about life on and off the battlefield during the Civil War. Living Historians portraying various soldiers in the Union Army will be stationed at the Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Take a close look at their uniforms and equipment, listen to field music, or learn a military drill!

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Living History: Meet James Madison

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:00
Sat, May 18th, 2019 | 11:00 am
Sun, May 19th, 2019 | 11:00 am


Free with Museum admission
All ages

Did you know that in May 1789, future president James Madison was hard at work preparing to introduce the first amendments to the US Constitution? In commemoration of his work 230 years ago at the First Federal Congress in Manhattan, join us on Saturday or Sunday to meet Madison as portrayed by Living Historian Kyle Jenks. Discover why he is known as the “Father of the Constitution,” explore the amendments that would become the Bill of Rights, and get a close-up look at Mr. Madison’s unique 18th-century fashion!

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Living History: Hudson River History Songs

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 12:00
Sat, May 4th, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Sun, May 5th, 2019 | 12:00 pm


Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Join historical musician Linda Russell for songs all weekend long in celebration of our exhibition, Hudson Rising! From music about a 17th century pirate to melodies of the Industrial Revolution, prepare to be regaled by life along the Hudson by listening to folk ballads, Erie Canal ditties, dance tunes and more—all accompanied by guitar, pennywhistle, and hammered and mountain dulcimers.

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Living History: Votes for Women!

Sat, 04/27/2019 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, April 27th, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Sun, April 28th, 2019 | 12:00 pm


Free with Museum Admission
All ages

As part of School Vacation Week, spend the weekend immersed in the activist causes of woman suffragists! Passed by Congress 100 years ago this year, join us in celebrating the 19th amendment with Living Historians portraying suffragists from the early 20th century who helped win the right to vote for women across the nation.

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Living History: Meet Harriet Tubman

Sat, 04/20/2019 -
12:00 to 16:00
Sat, April 20th, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sun, April 21st, 2019 |
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

As part of School Vacation Week, spend the weekend immersed in the activist causes of Harriet Tubman! Meet Living Historians portraying Tubman and other self-liberated people of African descent who strongly defied racial oppression in the 19th century.

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Living History: Hudson Stories & Songs

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Sat, 04/13/2019 - 12:30
Sat, April 13th, 2019 | 12:30 pm
Sun, April 14th, 2019 | 12:30 pm


Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Saturday, April 13, performances at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 14 performances at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm

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