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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund
Acorn Hill Foundation
Altman Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
Best Buy
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Con Edison
Deutsche Bank
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Mark and Lori Fife
Henry Nias Foundation
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Keith Haring Foundation
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Caroline Lowndes Foundation
Ann Lozman
Dan W. Lufkin
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Sandra and Lowell Mintz
Consulate General of the Netherlands
New York Community Trust
Onassis Foundation USA
Heidi and Richard Ong
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
The Pinkerton Foundation
Jean Reid
Denice Rein
Richard Reiss
Rice Family Foundation
Sara Lee Schupf
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts
Robie Spector
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Thompson Family Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
The Waterfall Family Foundation
Rachael Wells 
Winston Foundation
Marie and John Zimmermann Fund


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 21 and 28; February 4, 11, and 18)
  • 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 21 and 28; February 4, 11, and 18)
  • 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 21 and 28; February 4, 11, and 18)
  • 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 11-14)  *Sign Up Here*
Junior Historians 

  • 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!

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