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
IBM
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor

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To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we will be conducting spring
semester Tech Scholars and Scholars via online and distance learning options through
the month of April
.


TECH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Investigate the lives and legacies of women who have shaped the American experience. Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Be a digital changemaker and create your own projects—including games, apps, and websites—to share powerful stories about women in history!  

  • Research historical figures and events that continue to impact young people today
  • Share your scholarship through dynamic digital projects as you learn to code
  • Get mentored by museum professionals and influential women in the technology field
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to our Center for Women's History 

Open to: High school students, grades 9–12 who self-identify as women.

Students who complete 2+ of our Tech Scholars or Scholars programs are eligible to apply for a PAID internship at the New-York Historical Society in our Teen Leaders Program!

Questions? Contact teens@nyhistory.org or 212-873-3400 Ext 356.

Upcoming Tech Scholars Programs: 

Tech Scholars: Web Design
Spring Break: April 13 – 17, 2020, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Participation is FREE for all students!
Where are all the women in history textbooks? Explore important contributions by underrepresented women in history, then design and create a website to amplify a woman’s story as you learn HTML and CSS.

Apply here by April 8!
Students nationwide are welcome to apply for this virtual program!

Tech Scholars: App Builders
Summer: July 13 – 17 2020, 9am – 3pm
Participation is FREE for all students!
Immerse audiences in the powerful stories of women in history by learning to code in JavaScript to create a video game! 

Applications available through DOE STEM Matters. Deadline is April 10.

Tech Scholars: Video Games
Summer: August 10 – 14 2020, 9am – 3pm
Participation is FREE for all students!
Immerse audiences in the powerful stories of women in history by learning to code in JavaScript to create a video game! 

Applications available through DOE STEM Matters. Deadline is April 10.

Tech Scholars II: Web Design
Summer: July 27-31, 10am – 3pm
Participation is $300 with Family Membership to N-YHS or $350 per student for non-Members. Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who qualify
Build an online exhibit about the themes and movements in Women’s History found throughout our collections.

Applications open to teens who have completed Tech Scholars: Web Design or have previous experience in HTML and CSS.
Applications open! Apply 
here by April 24!

Important support for Tech Scholars provided by Susan Waterfall, Susan and Robert E. Klein,
and Best Buy.

 

SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR TEENS

Bob Hope: Political Comedy Podcasts
Saturdays, July 11 – August 22, 2020 10am – 3pm

Learn about the history of satire and political humor through the legacy of Bob Hope, the famous comedian and performer. Mentored by practicing comedy and political writers, train in the craft of satire writing—from the fundamentals of developing comedic sketches, to what makes a great piece.  Produce your own satirical podcasts inspired by Bob Hope’s topical and political comedy and the contemporary satirical programs he inspired like The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, using state-of-the-art audio production equipment in our Tech Commons.

Open to: High school students, grades 9–12.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 24! Apply here

All participation in this program is FREE for all students! 

Students who complete 2+ of our Tech Scholars or Scholars programs are eligible to apply for a PAID internship at the New-York Historical Society in our Teen Leaders Program!

Summer of Laughter & the Legacy of Bob Hope is organized by the National WWII Museum, New Orleans, and made possible by the support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.

Questions? Contact teens@nyhistory.org or 212-873-3400 Ext 356.

Creative: Tronvig Group