Family Programs

Virtual Reading into History Family Book Club: “Almost Astronauts”
Join us online! | Sunday, March 29 | 2-3 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Ages 9-12

On March 29 from 2-3 pm, we’ll be hosting a virtual Reading Into History Family Book Club to talk about Almost Astronauts, the thrilling true story of the 13 women who challenged the U.S. government in the 1960s and pushed to become astronauts in the early days of the space race. Author Tanya Lee Stone will be logging in remotely to tell us about trailblazers like Jerrie Cobb, the renowned aviator and test pilot. The details on our Zoom meetup are below:

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Meeting ID: 735 579 886
Dial by your location: 1-929-205-6099 U.S. (New York)
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The New-York Historical Society is temporarily closed through the end of March to help support efforts to contain COVID-19, and all programs are canceled or postponed through the end of April. But we're still here online!

About the Reading into History Family Book Club
Every month, families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home and then attend a Book Club, where they share reactions to the book, interact with cool Museum artifacts and documents related to the story, and meet other history detectives and special guests, like authors Walter Dean Myers, Avi, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Jewell Parker Rhodes. 

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