Potty Talk: Tales from a 19th Century Privy

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November 12, 2011

11:30am-12:30pm.

New-York Historical Society

Upper West Side

All Ages

Museum admission: $15; $12 teachers and seniors; $10 students; $5 children 7-13; free children younger than 7

Event description: 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
Phone: 212-873-3400
Website: nyhistory.org

About New-York Historical Society

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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