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Winter Break Activities at NY Historical Society

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With kids out for winter break we have been searching for fun and educational activities to enjoy with our kids. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society has an excellent program where kids of all ages can participate in scavenger hunts, games, quizzes and crafts. Check out their fun and interactive program offerings:

Winter Break Family Programs:

Show off your history skills at their daily family quiz show; drop in for some art making, or join their history scavenger hunt. And don’t miss the Wednesday Historical Costume Contest!
Best for ages 4–14.

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Join the Hunt! DiMenna Children’s History Museum Scavenger Hunt
Monday, December 26 - Friday, December 30, 11 am–4 pm
Families team up and head out with a list of clues that take them on a trip around the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Prizes for participation, and everyone can enter our Liberty the Dog raffle!

Historical Art making
Monday, December 26–Friday, December 30, 1–4 pm
Make, decorate and wear your own election button or tri-cornered hat.

Family History Quiz
Monday, December 26–Friday, December 30, 2 pm
What games did Dutch children in New Amsterdam like to play? When did George Washington take his first oath of office? Team up, sharpen your pencils, and enter our family quiz! Prizes for participation, and grand prizes for high-scorers.

Historical Costume Contest
Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 3 pm
Calling all history buffs! Dress up as your favorite historical figure – fictional or real! Practice walking, talking and acting like a historical figure with our acting coach, and then enter our costume contest. Prizes for participation, and grand prize winners in time-period categories.

Winter Break Activities at NY Historical Society
Monday, December 26, 2011 - Friday, December 30, 2011
Various Times
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024
No preregistration required
Free with Museum Admission or Family Membership.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
For more information please visit: or call 212-485-9293

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