Historian in the Hot Seat: The Civil War and Harold Holzer at New-York Historical Society
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Special Father's Day family program for ALL AGES. Free with admission.
What burning questions do you have about the Civil War? Kids and dads (and moms) join renowned scholar Harold Holzer and ask them all! Mr. Holzer will engage young historians in a thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topic – battles, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, soldiers – whatever you would like to ask him. What did soldiers eat while on the march? How did "Stonewall" Jackson get his nickname? What was "Bloody Kansas"? Did brothers and cousins really fight each other?
Stick around and play our Choose Your Own Adventure game as a Civil War soldier, and do our Civil War scavenger hunt, taking you throughout the New-York Historical Society to see real Civil War related objects. Harold Holzer will be signing copies of his new book The Civil War in 50 Objects and his recent young reader's companion book for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln movie Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America.
Venue Description: A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with four centuries of history and art – plus the only Children’s History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city’s culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.