Update

New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

Family Programs

Special Family Event
Camp History @ Home: Women March
Mondays-Thursdays, July 20-August 13 (camp hours outlined below)

 

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$400 per Camper ($320 per Member Camper)
Camp fee includes a complimentary family membership (value of $160, offer for new Members only), valid for one year from the time of reopening
Limited financial aid available, see below for details
Recommended for ages 8-12 (siblings and household adults welcome!)

Camp hours:
Mondays (July 20 and 27, August 3 and 10), 1-2 pm: Live instruction (recordings available)
Tuesdays (July 21 and 28, August 4 and 11), 1-2 pm: Camper hang out with a teen counselor (optional)
Wednesdays (July 22 and 29, August 5 and 12), 1-2 pm: Office hours with camp instructors (optional)
Thursdays (July 23 and 30, August 6 and 13), 1-2:30 pm: Live instruction (recordings available)

Show us what a feminist looks like! This summer, join us from home via Zoom to explore the New-York Historical’s exhibition Women March and be inspired by Vashti Harrison’s celebrated book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. Campers will explore the power of collective action both before and after the historic 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted some women the right to vote,  and discover the stories of powerful Black women who shaped American history. 

Campers will use primary sources, archival materials, and conversations with subject specialists to build research skills in order to uncover unsung heroes of the women’s movement such as Sarah T. Garnet and Mable Lee. Then, campers will self-publish a “who’s who” picture book of women’s rights activists that will help inspire the next generation of feminists!

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Family Participation: Please note that Camp History @ Home has been designed so it can be a family experience. Siblings and household adults are heartily encouraged to participate in our live instruction sessions. 

Supplies: All campers will receive a digital copy of Vashti Harrison’s Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History prior to the start of Camp (one copy per household). Each week, campers will receive activities to complete at their own pace. After Camp concludes, all campers will receive a physical copy of the “who’s who” picture book they collaboratively create during the course of camp. 

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds minus a $50 processing fee will be granted to registrants who cancel by Friday, July 10, 2020. No full or partial refunds will be granted after that date.

Financial Aid: Limited financial aid available for campers with demonstrated financial need, including but not limited to families experiencing job or income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact camphistory@nyhistory.org for additional details. 

Disclaimer: A complimentary membership ticket may not be used toward this program.

Questions? Email camphistory@nyhistory.org

 

About Camp History @ Home
During Camp History @ Home, students dive into the past online and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to experts at the New-York Historical Society to become junior historians, conservators, and curators! Campers immerse themselves in a historical era by exploring related New-York Historical  collections, meet with Museum staff online, and create incredible projects to showcase their newfound expertise. Camp History @ Home programs give students the opportunity to perform primary historical research and expose them to a wide variety of museum careers, while having a lot of fun along the way.

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

Birthday Parties information: download as pdf 

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