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Monday, June 25, 2012

August 2012 Family Programs DiMenna Children's History Museum N-Y Historical Society


170 Central Park West, New York, NY (212) 873-3400
August 2012

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society is the first-ever museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children, where kids plus history equals serious fun! Kids of all ages become History Detectives by delivering a presidential address at the First President kiosk, learning about the lives of youngsters who lived in New York City from the late seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, or using the Historical Viewfinder to see sites in New York Citychange over time.

August Family Programs:


Sunday, August 5, 12, 19, 26 2012, 11:30 am 

DiMenna Children’s History Museum

Free with Museum Admission

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great. Visit Weekly Story Hour for a schedule of stories and storytellers.

Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2012 3:30-5:30 pm

No preregistration required. Free with Museum Admission.

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Ages 6 and up

Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 & Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

DiMenna Children’s History Museum

Free with Museum Admission, for ages 3 – 5

Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in DCHM OR a craft project. The time in DCHM/craft project will alternate each week.

Reading into History: Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers

Ages 9 – 12

Book Wrap and meet the author event: Wednesday August 29, 4:30 – 6 pm

Looking for good summer reading? Want to meet your favorite authors and hear about their creative process? Want to learn more about the time period in which the story is set? Reading into History is a book club for young historians.

Each month families read a historical fiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. Get ideas for discussion, ask authors questions, and respond to other book club members’ posts! At the end of each month families can attend a Book Wrap event, where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum objects and documents related to the story, and meet other historical fiction fans!

More Family Programs:


On-line interactive site for families and kids ages 8 – 12

Play our on-line games:

Sloppy Copy

Meet New Amsterdam

Catch up on history through our blog;

Hear about this month’s historical fiction read.

Post drawings, ask questions, check out what other kids are creating—all inspired by the objects and documents at the New-York Historical Society. Created by educators and historians, this is a clubhouse for history fans!


To reach Museum’s offices call: (212) 873-3400


For more information on DiMenna Children’s History Museum programs call: (212) 485-9293

To RSVP for an Education program above please email:


Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm


Adults - $15
Teachers and Seniors - $12
Students - $10
Children (5-13) - $5
Children (4 and under) - free

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