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
“I had an amazing time at Saturday Academy, learning new things and making new friends from all around New York City.”
- Saturday Academy student, Fall 2012
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.
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.
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.