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Join the Hunt! History Detective Challenge at New-York Historical Society

11/11/11 through 11/12/11 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages
Potty Talk: Tales from a 19th Century Privy at New-York Historical Society
11/11/11 11:30am-12:30pm 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages Museum admission: $15; $12 teachers and seniors; $10 students; $5 children 7-13; free children younger than 7
History Detective Challenge at New-York Historical Society
11/11/11 2-3pm 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages Museum admission: $15; $12 teachers and seniors; $10 students; $5 children 7-13; free children younger than 7

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Second Floor Classroom. Free with Family Membership or daily admission, advance reservation recommended. Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011. On the move and learning all the time, you'll find that The Hunt is a winning hour of fun and a fun way to spend an hour as a family.

Join urban archaeologist Joan Geismar for a hands-on look at the contents of the backyard privy pit of the early 19th century James Brown Inn on Spring Street (now called the Ear Inn). Broken plates, cups and bottles, oyster shells, and shoe leather are just some of the clues to how people lived in the past. Learn how an archaeologist "reads" these broken pieces of the past.

Families head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011.

Venue Description: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.

The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.

Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

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