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.


Logistics and Academic Resources

COVID-19 Protocols for In-Person Sessions
In accordance with New York City’s Key to NYC program, all visitors to New York City museums age 12 and over are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As such, all applicants who receive an invitation to participate in the Institute must provide proof of vaccination when accepting their offer. This will ensure that all participants are able to enter our building and participate fully in our in-person program at N-YHS and our field trip / partner locations. 

Other protocols, including masking and social distancing, will be determined and clearly communicated when offers are made to accepted applicants. All participants will be required to adhere to the safety protocols put in place by New-York Historical Society staff. 

Housing for In-Person Sessions
New-York Historical Society is currently exploring housing options in college and graduate student residential facilities that are within a subway ride away from our location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. All options include single-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms and strict cleaning and filtration protocols to eliminate risk to COVID-19. New-York Historical Society will arrange for discounted rates for participants and share this information with acceptances offers in Spring 2022. Participants are also welcome to make their own housing arrangements at a local hotel or other rental facility. 

Participants must cover the cost of housing and may put their stipend towards this expense. New-York Historical Society will provide a prepaid MetroCard to cover the cost of commuting to and from our meeting location each day. 

Technical Requirements for Virtual Sessions
All virtual sessions will be held on Zoom. Participants will be required to provide their own device that includes camera and microphone. Participants will be asked to keep their cameras on throughout the session in order to fully engage in the conversations and activities. 
The New-York Historical Society
Redefining American Feminism: 1048-1977 will use the New-York Historical Society’s vast collections, exhibitions, installations, educational materials, and vibrant community of scholars to provide participants with a rigorous and focused training ground for expanded content and pedagogical knowledge.
Founded in 1804 as one of the country’s first collections-based educational institutions, New-York Historical is New York’s oldest museum and a nationally renowned research library. As such, it houses priceless objects, images, works of art, documents, manuscripts, and more pertaining to America’s past. Many of its collections are digitized and participants will be able to engage with its resources during synchronous and asynchronous sessions.


Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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