Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Meet President Thomas Jefferson
Monday, February 20th, 2017 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

We’re celebrating Founding Presidents’ Day over School Vacation Week! Join us on the weekends to meet the founders who became our nation’s five first presidents and first ladies.  

On Monday, February 20, meet the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson! Aside from telling you about his life and presidency, Mr. Jefferson will share common stories about the founding of our nation that you might have heard if you lived in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Led by our nation’s third commander-in-chief, try your hand at puzzles and activities that explore some of his areas of expertise like math, architecture, currency, and cartography!

About the Living Historian

Tom Pitz has been portraying Thomas Jefferson for 30 years for diverse audiences that range from corporate executives to elementary school students. 





Stop by the Museum to meet more early U.S. presidents!

Saturday, February 18— Meet President George and First Lady Martha Washington

Sunday, February 19— Meet President John Adams

Saturday, February 25— Meet President James and First Lady Dolley Madison

Sunday February 26— Meet President James Monroe

Image Credit
Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Jefferson, 1805, Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan, New-York Historical Society, 1867.306.



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