Free, Interactive, Online Activities for All Ages

NEW YORK, NY – June 22, 2020—Celebrate Independence Day from home with the New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York City. Our free, virtual offerings will include historical interpreter Joel Cook reenacting Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” and a program in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Museum that explores Robinson’s legacy of activism. Families will also be invited to curate their own museum and participate in singalongs, crafts, and storytelling throughout the day. To register for live events, visit nyhistory.org.

Join New-York Historical live throughout the day for July 4th activities at home:

• 10 am  ̶  Hablemos @ Casa: Celebrating our community by sharing our stories! / ¡Celebremos nuestra comunidad compartiendo nuestras historias!
• 11 am  ̶  Sing-Along: Red, White, and Tunes!
• 12 pm  ̶  History Deep Dive: Justice and Fair Play: Jackie Robinson—Activist, Athlete, Patriot
• 1 pm  ̶  Living History @ Home: “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” 
•2 pm  ̶  Family Collaboration: Curate Your Own Museum @ Home

About the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s preeminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. New-York Historical is also home to the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, one of the oldest, most distinguished libraries in the nation—and one of only 20 in the United States qualified to be a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association—which contains more than three million books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.

About the DiMenna Children’s History Museum
The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens.

The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024. Information: (212) 873-3400. Website: nyhistory.org. Follow the museum on social media at @nyhistory on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Tumblr.

Press Contacts
Ines Aslan                                                               Marybeth Ihle
New-York Historical Society                             New-York Historical Society
Ines.aslan@nyhistory.org                                Marybeth.ihle@nyhistory.org

Monday, June 22, 2020
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