Address: 170 Central Park West - 212-873-3400
Description: Free with Family Membership or daily admission. 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity! Thanksgiving is about families and every family has stories. Bring your favorite family story to share and then record it to take home as a treasured memento. We'll set the stage and provide a historic background for your tales. A master storyteller will provide tips and cues to help you make a great presentation and share some stories about important families in history. You'll tour the DiMenna Children's History Museum to learn more about these folks and end your program in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library to make your storytelling debut.
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.