Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Revolutionary Summer: Black New York
September 7 & 8 | 11 am–3 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

During the American Revolution, New York City was second only to Charleston, SC, for the size of its enslaved population. Delve into the lives, work, and culture of Africans—both free and enslaved—who called New York their home in the 18th century. Among the Living Historians on hand this weekend: Underwater archaeologist Joel Cook illuminates the duties of sailors, and Nastassia Parker reveals the secrets of millinery and dressmaking, trades practiced by free Black women. 

Check out Revolutionary Summer for a full roster of related programs for all ages

Living History programming takes place in the courtyard, weather permitting.
In case of severe weather, it might be relocated to Smith Gallery.  

Lead support for Revolutionary Summer provided by The Achelis and Bodman Foundation. Additional support provided by Richard Brown and Mary Jo Otsea. 



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