Social Media Pollicy

The social media pages monitored by the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, which includes DiMenna Children’s History Museum, are intended to be public spaces of education and conversation.

New-York Historical is committed to maintaining an accessible, informative, and civil space for those interested in the history we represent. Therefore, we ask those who engage with our social media content to abide by the following guidelines.

The following will not be tolerated:

  • Threats of bodily, physical, or emotional harm

  • Excessively foul language (this will be determined at the discretion of the moderator)

  • Pornographic images or statements

  • Hate language, including based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, age, education, or physicality

  • Illegal activities

  • Anything that compromises the safety of the individuals

These posts will be removed as soon as the moderator becomes aware of them. To alert the moderator to a post, please send a direct message or contact

In order to create an informative, engaging, and welcoming digital presence, we expect members of our digital community to uphold the following standards:

  • Make all comments and posts related to the topics at hand.

  • “Listen” and read with an open mind.

  • Engage in historical debate respectfully. You can question facts and ideas without questioning the person who posted them.

  • Mirror our dedication to factual accuracy and evidence-based posts, with the understanding that there is continuing historical debate on many topics.

Failure to follow these standards may lead to your comments being hidden, deleted, or reported. Moderators may also issue a warning, or, in extreme cases, block your account. To alert a moderator to comment, please send a direct message or contact

These guidelines are intended to encourage a robust digital community, not to limit it. We encourage our followers to:

  • Ask questions of one another and ourselves.

  • Share your own research.

  • Learn from continuing conversations. Don’t be afraid to ask for more information, say you’re wrong, or apologize.

The Museum in turn will work to provide the most rewarding social media presence we can. Please understand:

  • New-York Historical is committed to linking to rich resources and articles from organizations outside our own in order to share resources and thought-provoking perspectives. Please note: New-York Historical does not control content, comments, or advertising on these sites.

  • New-York Historical is committed to both monitoring and engaging in conversations on our social media platforms. Understand that the social media moderators check each platform at different intervals throughout the day and, therefore, are not always able to address issues or questions immediately. For immediate assistance, please contact

  • The New-York Historical Society is not responsible for conversations about our posts that take place on another account’s page.

  • In addition to all this, please understand each social media platform has its own terms and conditions. We are not responsible for the actions of the platform.

The New-York Historical Society social media moderator may remove any comment or post on our social media pages at any time for any reason at the discretion of the organization.

Thank you so much for time and support. Happy posting!