Do you love scavenger hunts? Or, do you think you know New York history like the back of your hand? If you answered yes to either one or both of those questions, then the New York Historical Society is hosting the perfect event for you. In this year’s New York History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt, participants will form teams and test their knowledge of New York’s history by dashing around town trying to uncover clues. Uncovering facts as they madly try to out-think and out maneuver opponents, hunters will be tested with tricky and humorous questions about Civil War generals, Hudson River School painters, presidential elections, American watercolors and drawings, 19th century photos and other forces that have shaped New York City. The fastest (and hopefully most knowledgeable) team will win a prize for their efforts.
Contestants will search for clues from permanent and current exhibitions at the New York Historical Society as well as the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, which is home to 40,000 historical objects of Americana including George Washington’s inaugural armchair and more than 550 board games from the Civil War until present. So, if you have an interest in exploring some of these historical museums or just really have a knack at trivia games, then this could be the ideal way for you to spend an afternoon in New York City. You can browse some very cool exhibits WITH the possibility of a prize. Cha-ching. Plus, with the added incentive of healthy competition, you may actually learn more than if you visited these places alone. What better way to make history fun then by turning history into a sport?
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New York History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt
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Sunday, October 19, 2008 @ 2pm
New York City Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th street
New York Historical Society Member: $17.50
College student with valid ID: $23.50
Senior or educator with valid ID: $24.50
To get to The New-York Historical Society take B or C trains to 81st Street
or M10 bus to 77th Street; M79 to 81st and CPW.
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