Story Museum for toddlers and preschoolers is every Thursday morning, 11:30-12:30. Children and caregivers join together to explore a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing and singing, all within the colorful and comfortable setting of the Museum at Historic Richmond Town.Historic Richmond Town's educators introduce participants to the sights and sounds of America, past and present, with plenty of hands-on fun. Intended for preschool children up to age five, this program is a friendly introduction to the museum as a place where children are welcomed and encouraged, and where their cultures are valued.
A small admission fee of $3 per child includes all materials.
Afterschool Book Club
On Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30, join us for the Afterschool Book Club. Intermediate and advanced readers gather to share their interests in a setting where it is safe to be smart and fun to experience American history while making new friends. New York Public Library.Using Historic Richmond Town as a backdrop, students have the opportunity to read, imagine, and explore authentic objects from the American past. No preparation is needed to begin attending Book Club; all books are available at
Our educator, Helen Sauter, welcomes and encourages participants with exciting literary selections every week, and occasional visits from Historic Richmond Town's curators give Book Club kids an inside look at how museums work. This program is intended for boys and girls in grades 4 through 7. In this Staten Island Advance news story from 2011, readers told, in their own words, what Book Club means to them.
Admission is FREE.
Book Club for Adults
A monthly program held in the M. Bennett Café on the grounds of Historic Richmond Town has participants recommend books and agree together on the club's selections. Lively discussions ensue, with light refreshments available. Historical fiction, non-fiction, and best sellers are all on the table, depending on the interests of the group. This free program is evidence of Historic Richmond Town's determination to promote lifelong learning and community building activities for all Staten Islanders.
Admission is FREE.