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Family Programs

Special Family Event
Camp History: Women March
August 17-21; 9 am-4 pm | $600 per camper ($550 per Member camper)

We are adjusting our Camp History plans to respond to the impact of COVID-19. Stay tuned for more detailed information.

Session 1: August 17-21; 9 am-4 pm 
Session 2: August 24-28; 9 am-4 pm 
$600 per camper ($550 per Member camper)
Early bird special: register by May 1 and receive a $50 discount. Use code CAMP2020.
Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders only

Show us what a feminist looks like! This summer, dive into the New-York Historical exhibition Women March to explore the power of collective action both before and after the historic ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote. Campers explore the earliest days of the movement rooted in abolishing slavery through the massive marches and open-air tactics that have defined generations of activists. Discover artifacts, use archival materials, and build research skills to uncover unsung heroes of the movement such as Sarah T. Garnet and Mable Lee. Then, self-publish a “who’s who” picture book of women’s rights activists that will help inspire the next generation of feminists!

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds minus a $50 processing fee will be granted to registrants who cancel by Monday, June 8, 2020. No full or partial refunds will be granted after that date.

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

Limited financial aid available for campers with demonstrated financial need, please contact camphistory@nyhistory.org for additional details.  

Questions? Email camphistory@nyhistory.org

About Camp History

At Camp History, middle schoolers dive into the past and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the New-York Historical Society to become junior historians, conservators, and curators! During week-long camps in August, campers immerse themselves in a historical era by exploring related N-YHS collections, meeting with Museum staff, and creating incredible projects to showcase their newfound expertise. Camp History programs give middle school 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.

Camp activities and highlights include: writing, art making, meeting Museum professionals and special guests, conducting historical research online and with Museum collections, visiting Museum galleries, and behind-the-scenes Museum visits

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




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