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

Institute for Constitutional History

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.



Alexander Kassl
Deputy Director of Public Programs
New-York Historical Society


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Council of Independent Colleges

David C. Frederick
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC

J. Roderick Heller III
Carnton Capital Associates

Stanley N. Katz
Princeton University

Gene C. Schaerr
Winston & Strawn LLP

Benno C. Schmidt
New York Historical Society

Ira S. Shapiro
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Seth Waxman



Floyd Abrams
Yale University

Akhil Reed Amar
Yale University

David Armitage
Harvard University

Richard Baker
U.S. Senate Historian, Emeritus

Thomas Bender
New York University

Barbara Black
Columbia University

David Blight
Yale University

Hon. José A. Cabranes
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Gerhard Casper
Stanford University

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Hendrik Hartog
Princeton University

Elena Kagan
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Laura Kalman
University of California at Santa Barbara

Stanley Katz
Princeton University

Nicholas Lemann
Columbia University

Hon. Michael McConnell
Stanford Law School

Charles W. McCurdy
University of Virginia

Barbara Oberg
Princeton University

James Oakes
CUNY Graduate Center

Richard Pious
Barnard College

Edward A. Purcell, Jr.
New York Law School

Jack Rakove
Stanford University

Benno C. Schmidt
New York Historical Society

William Wiecek
Syracuse University

John Fabian Witt
Columbia University


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