Update

New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.

Family Programs

Family Program
Reading into History Family Book Club: 'Chains'
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Recommended for ages 9–12
Free with Museum Admission

Discover artifacts that illuminate the story of Chains, a novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Set in New York City during the American Revolution, the book follows an enslaved woman named Isabel as she and her younger sister are sold to a loyalist couple after the deaths of Isabel's mother and first owner. Surrounded by the struggle for liberty, Isabel must fight for her and her sister's freedom from bondage.

 


About the Reading into
History Family Book Club

Every month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home and then attend the Book Club event, where they share reactions to the book, see cool museum artifacts and documents related to the story, and meet other history detectives and special guests! Past special guests have included authors Walter Dean Myers, Avi, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, plus museum curators, historians, and other experts.

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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