Scholars Program: Hands-on History for Teens
“I would recommend this program to my peers because the chance to work with original documents and a highly specialized museum and library staff is an opportunity seldom offered to high school students.”
– Andrew Sobelsohn, Summer Scholar 2014
Take a field trip to the New-York Historical Society, where your students will discover history firsthand.
Choose from our wide range of inquiry-driven programs, all of which align with and support the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and the New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies and for the Visual Arts.
The New-York Historical Society proudly offers internships for students at the high school and college/graduate levels. Through research, hands-on work, and interactions with museum staff and experts in the field, students gain valuable experience and knowledge of both history and museum work.
The Education Department at the New-York Historical Society offers a wealth of out-of-school time programs designed to make history come alive for teens. Participants in our programs have a unique opportunity to explore the vast collections of the New-York Historical Society, working closely with museum professionals and alongside other students who share their interest in American Art and History.
Get to know our high school interns as they blog highlights from their projects and share their favorite pieces from our collection!
The New-York Historical Society depends on support from generous individuals, foundations and corporations, as well as public funding received through city, state and federal grants. For more information or to support a special project, please call the Development Office at (212) 485-9271.