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Reading into History: 'Esperanza Rising' at New-York Historical Society

Reading into History: 'Esperanza Rising'

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the book Esperanza Rising by Pam Mu oz Ryan! Join the musuem in person to discuss Esperanza Ortega's story of tragedy and resilience as she navigates loss, immigration, and discrimination. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, follow Esperanza and her mother as they flee Mexico for California, finding themselves in an agricultural labor camp. Learn about the camps, the story of Mexican migration, and the tough conditions for farm laborers. Discuss the book with other families, look at historical artifacts, and learn from an expert guest to deepen your understanding and expand your knowledge. This program will take place in person. Capacity limits, vaccination proof, and mask requirements apply.

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About New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

New York, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; 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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