On November 11, 2011 the New-York Historical Society reopened its doors after a three-year, $70 million dollar renovation. As a part of the renovated building, a new children’s history museum, the DiMenna Children’s History Museum (DCHM), was opened to engage younger audiences in the history of the US, through the eyes of New York City, and to ensure that the study of history is serious fun for kids of all ages.
The DiMenna Children’s History Museum is a new interactive museum that will bring American History to life for children through the lives of other children from the past. Featuring both permanent and special exhibits that incorporate historical artifacts and replicas, objects and illustrations, three-dimensional pavilions and interactive elements, it is designed to immerse visitors in American history by encouraging them to become ”history detectives” by exploring different historical periods and making their own historical discoveries.
Learn more at http://www.nyhistory.org/childrens-museum