Want to be creative and learn about the 18th century? Join us for a weekly virtual Living History program via Zoom with our Living History coordinator Cheyney McKnight as we explore the kind of clothing people wore in colonial America. Log in for any one of the programs or all four! See the schedule and Zoom registration details for each week below
Make your own bedgown at home! Download the instructions here.
In the early 20th century, while women around the world were fighting for the right to vote, black women in the United States were also battling racial terrorism and discrimination. Join Historical Interpreters to learn about organizations like the National Association of Colored Women and leaders like Ida B. Wells, who organized and protested for the rights and freedom of black women in America.
A Historical Interpreter signs up junior suffragists
Meet Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and self-made millionaire, who changed the hair routines of black women in America. Walker’s accomplishments empowered thousands of black women to become entrepreneurs themselves. Join Historical Interpreters and explore her business empire.
Did you know that most enslaved persons who ran away relied on their own ingenuity and skills to gain their freedom? Join Historical Interpreters as they bring the stories of enslaved people who liberated themselves to life. Learn how they navigated uncharted terrain, fed themselves, and found different modes of transport to freedom.
Historical Interpreter Meredith Watson shares information on the clothing of enslaved workers
Join us to remember the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave black men the right to vote in 1870. Learn about the complicated history of the amendment, historic and present-day methods of voter suppression, and voter advocacy. Are you over 18? Register to vote while you're here!
Ballot Box (1857), Samuel C. Jollie, New-York Historical Society gift of George H. Dean