4th of July

Spend Independence Day with us! Kids age 17 and younger get free admission to the Museum on Sunday, July 4.

Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History @ Home: Let’s Bake for Christmas!
Join us online! | Wednesday, December 9 | 1-2 pm

Free; all ages 

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! 

Ingredients (modern adaptation):
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup blanched almonds (with the skin removed) or almond paste
1 tablespoon rosewater
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder  
The zest of 1 lemon
Sliced almonds (optional garnish)

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Don't forget to check out this related Living History @ Home program:

Let's Celebrate Kwanzaa! on Wednesday, December 16, at 1 pm ET

New-York Historical is now open to visitors—learn more. The DiMenna Children's History Museum remains temporarily closed. Your support is vital for our ability to continue serving the public. Please consider making a contribution to help fund all facets of our mission. Donate here > 

Image: Winter Scene (1660), Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraten (1622-1666), the New-York Historical Society Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan




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