This is very exciting!

In last Friday's  New York Times there was an article about the Historical Society of New York's plan to build a children's museum. This interactive museum will focus on children in history. Guests of the museum will be able to talk with a portrait and learn what life was like for the daughter of a textile merchant in the 17th century, walk through a pavilion filled with "newsies", or learn about "orphan trains" that sent thousands of impoverished children to live outside of New York in rural communities.  Set to open in November 2011, this is going to be a must see! The curators' focus will be aimed at a fourth grader's knowledge level, but we are confident the museum will appeal to all ages!  And the best part- it's going to be free for children 12 and under! We are all ready making our plans to see it when it opens!

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