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Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.

Education Mission

The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Our staff of passionate professionals draws on our world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.


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Education programs are made possible through endowments established by
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funds are provided by
Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Altman Foundation
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Sara Lee Schupf
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Lori and Mark Fife
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor


Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.


Sign your homeschooler up for any or all of the
following dynamic programs: 


In-person Homeschool Classes (Ages 5-14) *Sign Up Here*
Exploring History’s Mysteries (Ages 5-7)

  • NYC and my Community (January 14, 21 and 28; February 4 and 11)
  • The Five Boroughs (March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1)
  • Activism for Young Learners (May 6, 13, and 27; June 3) 

History Detectives (Ages 8-10)

  • Women & the American Story  (January 14, 21, and 28; February 4 and 11)
  • Uncovering Black History (March 4, 11, 18, and 28; April 1)
  • The Geography and Architecture of NYC (May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3) 

Junior Historians (Ages 11-14)

  • Activism: Colonial America to the Present Day (January 14, 21, and 28; February 4 and 11)
  • Inquiry 101 (March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1) 
  • Museums in the Digital Age (May 6, 13, 20, and 27; June 3) 

Online Homeschool Classes (Ages 7-14)  *Sign Up Here*
History Detectives (Ages 7-10)

  • Being a Historian (October 19 and 26; November 2, 9, and 16) 
  • Colonial New York (January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1) 
  • New Nation to Westward Expansion (March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) 
  • Exploring Black History (May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31)

Junior Historians (Ages 11-14)

  • European Contact to New Nation (October 19 and 26; November 2, 9, and 16) 
  • Westward Expansion to Reconstruction (January 4, 11, 18, and 25; February 1) 
  • Jim Crow to WWI (March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) 
  • Roaring 20s to Civil Rights  (May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31)

The Academy for American Democracy (The AAD) is available for 5th-9th grade students who do not attend a traditional school or would like to participate as an extra-curricular. We create cohorts of students with similar scheduling and learning needs. These residencies are online only, unless students are part of a homeschool learning group. To apply, click here!

For more information, contact homeschool@nyhistory.org.


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