Last weekend marked the start of New-York Historical Society’s third consecutive summer pop-up exhibition on Governors Island! The teen-curated exhibition, Revolution: NYC & the War for Independence, welcomed nearly 800 visitors over the weekend. People of all ages greatly enjoyed the experience! In addition to the thought-provoking content presented in the free exhibition, the success of our first weekend was, in large part, due to the great work of our summer Teen Leaders. Young visitors learned about George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette as they made puppets of these two revolutionary figures to take home. Visitors of all ages challenged themselves with a scavenger hunt that guided them through the exhibit.
As the summer continues the Teen Leaders will be introducing more teen-created educational activities for families to enjoy so there will always be something new and exciting to do. If you haven’t been to Governors Island it’s only a short ferry ride away and it provides a great view of New York Harbor. Once on the Island, there is a ton of great art, activities, events, food, and space to lay out a blanket for a picnic. Also, be sure to check out the events calendar so you don’t miss anything this summer. Come out on a Saturday or Sunday and swing by building 18 in Nolan Park to cool down in an air-conditioned space while learning about the American Revolution as it took place in NYC. The Teen Leaders look forward to welcoming you!