Join us online for a three-part Living History series about Victorian costumes, fancy balls, and spooky stories.
Living History @ Home: Discover Victorian Costuming!
Join us online! | Wednesday, October 14 | 1-2 pm ET
New Yorkers in the 19th century loved to dress up and attend fancy balls! Guests dressed to impress, wearing elaborate ball gowns and creative costumes to the lavish parties. Join historical interpreters online to learn about the Victorian era balls and explore examples of fancy dress costumes. Then, design your own Victorian-inspired costume using materials from around the house!
Living History @ Home: Let’s All Have a Ball!
Join us online! | Wednesday, October 21 | 1-2 pm ET
Join us online for our Victorian fancy dress ball! Wear your Victorian-inspired costume and learn about costume parties of the late 19th century, including etiquette (manners) and customs so you won’t feel out of place. Discover 19th-century games and try making a Victorian fruit punch to get into the party spirit!
Living History @ Home: Spooky Stories!
Join us online! | Wednesday, October 28 | 1-2 pm ET
Celebrate Halloween online! Join us for music and historic spooky—but not too scary—stories with master storyteller Jonathon Kruk and learn a story to tell your friends and family. Wear your favorite costume and bring a sweet treat to get into the Halloween spirit!
New-York Historical is now open to visitors—learn more. The DiMenna Children's History Museum remains temporarily closed.