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New-York Historical Society

This fascinating museum features an entire floor of interactive exhibits especially for kids. Weekly and special occasion family programs range from weekly storytimes to historical chocolate tastings, with frequent visits from living historians portraying Americans of the past.

70 Central Park West at 77th Street Upper West Side

George Washington’s Headquarters Tent

Explore the “first Oval Office,” the tent where George Washington and his most trusted staff plotted the strategy that ultimately won the Revolutionary War. On loan from the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR), the painstakingly detailed, hand-sewn replica was created in a collaboration between MoAR and Colonial Williamsburg. The…

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Revolutionary Summer: Foodways of the American Revolution

What did Washington’s soldiers eat during the Revolution? Join culinary historian Lavada Nahon as she uncovers the diet of the Continental Army and how its food changed as the war progressed. Also explore George Washington’s Headquarters Tent in an outdoor courtyard.

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Revolutionary Summer: Foodways of the American Revolution

What did Washington’s soldiers eat during the Revolution? Join culinary historian Lavada Nahon as she uncovers the diet of the Continental Army and how its food changed as the war progressed. Also explore George Washington’s Headquarters Tent in an outdoor courtyard.

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New-York Historical Society Storytime

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.

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