In the early 20th century, women around the world were fighting for the right to vote. But Black women in the United States also had to battle systematic racism and white-supremacist terrorism. Join us online and learn about individuals, like Ida B. Wells, and organizations, like the National Association of Colored Women, which organized and protested for the rights and freedom of Black women in America. Explore their tactics and triumphs and make your own banner!
In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro blazed a trail as the first woman to run as Vice President for a major American political party. Commemorate Kamala Harris’ inauguration as the first female Vice President with our historical interpreters as they explore how Ferraro helped pave the way. Join us to learn more about the role of the Vice President and test your knowledge during an exciting round of trivia! After the program, visit Women March at New-York Historical before it closes on Sunday, February 7. Family guides available onsite.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and discover the overlooked work of Black women in the civil rights movement. Sexism often forced them to serve in behind-the-scenes roles, but women are creative! Learn about the story of Georgia Gilmore and how she used her kitchen skills to raise money in secret for the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Cook along with us as we bake Gilmore’s sweet potato pie!
Join us via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts! Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly dances and songs, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. One of the best parts of winter is snow! What is more delightful than crunching through fresh snow, building a snowman, and drinking a hot chocolate after? Let’s find out what Peter in The Snowy Day—written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats—likes to do when it snows. After reading, craft a winter wonderland for Peter.
Celebrate community, family, and culture with this deep dive into the Black American holiday of Kwanzaa. Join us online to learn about the history of the holiday, its significance, and the seven principles. Discover and learn about New-York Historical artifacts that connect with the principles of the holiday. Then, create a guided activity booklet as a family and explore how you can take action to support Black communities.
Did you know that decorating trees for Christmas wasn't a common practice until the mid-19th century? Join us online to learn more fascinating factoids about winter traditions in 18th-century America. Then, cook along with us as we bake Almond Cake from our Recipe of the Week series!
Who were the she-merchants? Meet the pioneering women who worked in business and trade in 18th-century New York. Join us live via Zoom to explore their unique stories and discover the goods and artifacts they imported, exported, and sold in their shops. Make your own currency to use during this interactive program!
Black women have long subverted racist and sexist policies and played important roles in the work of the United States military. This Veterans Day, join us via Zoom to talk about the military career of a legendary freedom fighter: Harriet Tubman. Learn about Tubman’s work as a nurse and spy, and her work leading soldiers at the 1863 Combahee River Raid, which liberated over 700 enslaved persons.