Living History: February 2018

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Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Feb 25 2018. Also includes Mon Feb 19 2018.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Various times
Sunday, February 4, 2018 Various times
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Various times
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Various times
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Various times
Sunday, February 18, 2018 Various times
Monday, February 19, 2018 Various times
Saturday, February 24, 2018 Various times
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Various times
Event Info
Cost: 
Included with paid admission
Recommended Age: 
All
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Americans of the past come to life for most weekends in January. Celebrate Black History Month and Presidents' Day with live actors inhabiting real historical figures. All ages welcome!

Living History: Meet Harriet Tubman
Saturday and Sunday, February 3–4, 12 pm – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
Did you know that Harriet Tubman led a military raid that freed more than 700 slaves during the Civil War? Meet abolitionist and hero Harriet Tubman, portrayed by our trained Living Historian, and discover more tales, tools, and techniques of how she personally led enslaved individuals to freedom throughout the 19th century.

Living History: Meet Abraham Lincoln
Saturday, February 10, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
Visit the Museum to wish Honest Abe a happy 209th birthday. (He won’t mind that it’s two days early!) Listen to stories about daily life in the White House with the first family told by President Lincoln himself, portrayed by Living Historian Howard Wright. And don’t miss your chance to look inside Honest Abe’s top hat or try to tell time on his special pocket watch!

Living History: Meet Frederick Douglass
Sunday, February 11, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
Wish Frederick Douglass a very happy 200th birthday! Gather around Mr. Douglass, portrayed by Living Historian Michael Crutcher, to learn about his lifelong fight for equality, ask him about his role in abolishing slavery, and get a good look at his 19th-century suit and tie!

Living History: Meet President George and First Lady Martha Washington!
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, February 17–19, at 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
Celebrate Presidents Day all weekend long! Join us for part or all of the three-day weekend to meet our nation’s most famous presidents and first ladies. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, celebrate Washington’s 286th birthday with George and Martha, portrayed by Living Historians Michael and Maria Grillo! Talk to our first commander-in-chief about his inauguration right here in New-York, ask Martha how she welcomed everyday citizens to the first presidential household, and take a close look at their 18th-century fashion—including General Washington’s military uniform.

Living History: Meet First Lady Dolley Madison
Sunday, February 18, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
Don’t miss a chance to meet Dolley Madison! On Sunday, February 18, sit down with the “Presidentress” herself, portrayed by Living Historian Judith Kalaora of History at Play. Learn what actions she took to improve the function of the White House, discover how she protected important objects when Washington, D.C. was attacked during the War of 1812, and learn how to make your very own fan for your next 18th-century party!

Living History: Meet Abraham Lincoln
Monday, February 19, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
On Monday, February 19, visit the Museum to wish Honest Abe a happy 209th birthday. Listen to stories about daily life in the White House with the first family told by President Lincoln himself, portrayed by Living Historian Howard Wright. And don’t miss your chance to look inside Honest Abe’s top hat or try to tell time on his special pocket watch!

Living History: Black History Month
Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25, 11 am – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission
All ages
Celebrate Black History Month all weekend long with Living History! On Saturday and Sunday, meet Living Historians who bring African American New Yorkers from the past to life, take a close look at their period clothing and accessories, and learn about a skill from long ago!

Photo: Meet George Washington at the New-York Historical Society! Image courtesy the museum.

 

location: 
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
10024 New York , NY
Phone: (212) 873-3400
40° 46' 45.4224" N, 73° 58' 27.372" W
New York
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