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Due to a private event, the New-York Historical Society will be closed from Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29. We'll reopen at 11 am ET on Saturday, October 30.

Living History @ Home: Meet the She-Merchants

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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 13:00
Wed, April 8th, 2020 | 1:00 pm

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Living History: Meet the Presidents

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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 12:00
Sun, February 16th, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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Living History: Meet the Presidents

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Sat, 02/15/2020 - 12:00
Sat, February 15th, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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Living History: Black Women and the Suffragist Movement

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Sat, 02/29/2020 - 12:00
Sat, February 29th, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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In the early 20th century, while women around the world were fighting for the right to vote, black women in the United States were also battling racial terrorism and discrimination. Join Historical Interpreters to learn about organizations like the National Association of Colored Women and leaders like Ida B. Wells, who organized and protested for the rights and freedom of black women in America.

A Historical Interpreter signs up junior suffragists

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Living History: Madam C.J. Walker's Salon

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Sat, 02/22/2020 - 12:00
Sat, February 22nd, 2020 | 12:00 pm


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Meet Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and self-made millionaire, who changed the hair routines of black women in America. Walker’s accomplishments empowered thousands of black women to become entrepreneurs themselves. Join Historical Interpreters and explore her business empire.

Historical Interpreters demonstrate Madam C.J. Walker’s straightening method

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Living History: On the Journey to Freedom

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Sat, 02/08/2020 - 12:00
Sat, February 8th, 2020 | 12:00 pm


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Did you know that most enslaved persons who ran away relied on their own ingenuity and skills to gain their freedom? Join Historical Interpreters as they bring the stories of enslaved people who liberated themselves to life. Learn how they navigated uncharted terrain, fed themselves, and found different modes of transport to freedom.

Historical Interpreter Meredith Watson shares information on the clothing of enslaved workers

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Living History: Commemorating the 15th Amendment

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Sat, 02/01/2020 - 12:00
Sat, February 1st, 2020 | 12:00 pm


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Join us to remember the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave black men the right to vote in 1870. Learn about the complicated history of the amendment, historic and present-day methods of voter suppression, and voter advocacy. Are you over 18? Register to vote while you're here!

Ballot Box (1857), Samuel C. Jollie, New-York Historical Society gift of George H. Dean

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Living History: Meet a Silhouette Artist

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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 12:00
Sat, January 25th, 2020 | 12:00 pm

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Living History: Voter Suppression and Voter Registration

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Sat, 01/18/2020 - 13:00
Sat, January 18th, 2020 | 1:00 pm

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Join Historical Interpreters to learn about the fight against voter suppression in the early 19th century and discover how early civil rights activists like T. Thomas Fortune and Ida B. Wells fought against voter intimidation and discrimination. Also, if you're 18 or older: Stop by our table to register to vote! All ages

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Living History: Meet the She-Merchants

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Sat, 01/11/2020 - 12:00
Sat, January 11th, 2020 | 12:00 pm


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Who were the she-merchants? They were the pioneering woman who worked in business and trade in 18-century New York. Explore their unique stories and discover the goods and artifacts they imported, exported, and sold in their shops with Historical Interpreters who bring their world to life. All ages

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