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New-York Historical Society to Host Veterans Day Celebration, 11/11

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New-York Historical Society to Host Veterans Day Celebration, 11/11

Families can visit the New-York Historical Society to celebrate our veterans, meet American Revolution re-enactors, and search for objects in scavenger hunts on November 11, 2013.

Living History: Third New Jersey Regiment
Attention! The Third New Jersey Regiment is a living history troop dedicated to accurately representing the common soldier from the American Revolution. Come and meet these members of the Third as they appeared at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777, commanded by Colonel Elias Dayton. See the uniforms, material, drills and exercises up close!

Beekman Family Scavenger Hunt
Meet the Beekmans, a Dutch New-York family who trace their arrival in New Amsterdam to 1647! The New-York Historical Society has many objects this family used everyday and for special occasions. Search high and low in the museum and discover what it was like to live in Dutch New York.

Civil War Scavenger Hunt
In honor of the book The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families on a journey around the Museum to find Civil War objects that tell amazing stories. Can you spot the shackles once used on an enslaved child? What about the models of Abraham Lincoln's hands?

WHEN: Monday, November 11, 10 am - 6 pm

WHO: All ages.

WHERE: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, Manhattan and DiMenna Children's History Museum (Lower Level)

COST: Included with museum admission (Children $6, Teachers & Seniors $14, Students $12, Adults $18; Free for ages 4 and under). Veterans receive free admission all-day.

INFO: For more information on New-York Historical Society family programs and the DiMenna Children's History Museum, call (212) 485-9293, e-mail familyprograms@nyhistory.org or visit nyhistory.org/childrens-museum

ABOUT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. www.nyhistory.org.

ABOUT THE DIMENNA CHILDREN'S HISTORY MUSEUM: The DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library. The DiMenna Children's History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations targeted for children 8-13 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children and preteens. www.nyhistory.org/childrens-museum.

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