The New-York Historical Society’s iTunes U includes recordings of lectures and concerts, podcasts, audio tours, teen audio tours for exhibitions, and more. These files can easily downloaded and viewed on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.
Access digitized collections from the New-York Historical Society’s world-renowned research library. Highlights of these collections include Manuscript Collections relating to slavery; Examination Days: The New York African Free School Collection; and Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society.
Sunday Scholars: Hands-on History for Teens
Sunday Scholars is a seven-week program for history-loving high school students, grades 9-12, that offers an exciting opportunity to research objects within the New-York Historical Society’s extensive collection of historical artifacts and create a multi-media project that tells their story. The program seeks to strengthen visual literacy skills and the ability to conduct in-depth historical research.
The New-York Historical Society in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers Saturday Academy, a free, seven-week program for students in grades 8–12 that offers courses in American Studies and SAT prep. With no homework or tests, these courses offer fun and interesting information on the bits of history that don’t always find their way into the classroom. Students may take one class or two. All classes are offered twice, at 10-11:30 am, then again at 11:40 am-1 pm.
At the invitation of Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital the New-York Historical Society will present a display in the Hospital lobby that will welcome families to the institution. This lively installation will feature a miniaturized façade of New-York Historical's building, leading into an interior populated with reproductions of some of its great treasures, including portraits of children and toys, in particular New-York Historical's beloved nineteenth-century Noah's ark.
The New-York Historical Society is proud to introduce
A NEW HOME FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Make history come alive! This fall the New-York Historical Society launches a new program for homeschooled students, designed to enrich and support the study of American History through its unique program, the American Musicals Project.
The New-York Historical Society is an exciting place for visitors of all ages, with surprises in every nook and cranny. Use these tips to get the most out of a visit with children.
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.