DiMenna Children's History Museum

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum 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.

We encourage families to explore history together through the DiMenna Children’s History Museum—created for children 8–13—and a wide range of engaging family learning programs for children, kids, and preteens.


Family Programs Calendar

Family Programs Calendar

Find out what’s on for families at the New-York Historical Society by using our family programs calendar. From weekly storytelling for toddlers to weeklong history camps for middle school students, we have what you need for your New York and history-obsessed child!


Reading Into History

Reading Into History

Each month families read an historical fiction or nonfiction book at home. At the end of each month, families can attend a Book Wrap event where they will share reactions to the book; see cool museum artifacts and original documents that bring the book to life; and meet other history detectives, authors, and other special guests!


Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholars welcomes budding presidential scholars (11-14 year olds) as they join renowned presidential historians to engage in lively conversations on the challenges, accomplishments, and legacy of this country’s past leaders.

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