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November 12, 2011
New-York Historical Society
Upper West Side
Museum admission: $15; $12 teachers and seniors; $10 students; $5 children 7-13; free children younger than 7
Join urban archaeologist Joan Geismar for a hands-on look at the contents of the backyard privy pit of the early 19th century James Brown Inn on Spring Street (now called the Ear Inn). Broken plates, cups and bottles, oyster shells, and shoe leather are just some of the clues to how people lived in the past. Learn how an archaeologist "reads" these broken pieces of the past.
Address: 170 Central Park West Upper West Side, NY 10024
Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm Wheelchair accessible: Yes Buy food: Yes Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes Family bathroom: Yes
Experience the past in a brand new way at the New-York Historical Society! Explore historic treasures from our permanent collection—including toys from childhoods of the past—and learn about New York and American history in rotating exhibitions. 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 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens. From weekly storytelling for toddlers to living historians, we have what you need for your New York and history-obsessed child!
Nearest public transportation stop: 81st Street; B, C Play area: Indoor Party room: Yes
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