Student Historian Program
– Marcia White, 2012 Student Historian
Titanic Sinks!: Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of one of the Twentieth-Century's Most Infamous Disasters
Free with museum admission!
Experience the Titanic’s doomed voyage as Barry Denenberg, author of Titanic Sinks!, joins us in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library to read excerpts and discuss his book for young readers. Questions surrounding the sinking of the Titanic will be certain to drive this discussion – questions about arrogance and corporate greed, questions about the lifeboats leaving half empty, questions about iceberg warning signs and questions about why so many third-class passengers perished. Join Mr.
From the 17th century to the 21st, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.
Explore wayfinding, a room-sized map, and what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago in these stories about maps.
Free with museum admission. Please check back for information on upcoming story tellers and stories.
Barbara K. Lipman Children's Library, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents.
Sundays, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18, 2011
Historians and Art Historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, budding scholars will have the chance to do the same. High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents. Together, they will choose and research a topic in American History and create a video guide to the museum's collections for our website.
Resources for Teachers
Brookhiser, Richard. Alexander Hamilton, American (New York: Touchstone, 2000)
Burrows, Edwin G., and Wallace, Mike. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)
Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton (New York: Penguin Books, 2004)
Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life (New York: The Penguin Press, 2010)
The Institute for Constitutional History currently offers a variety of programs that enhance the teaching of Constitutional Studies and encourage scholars to increase their involvement in the field:
The interdisciplinary nature of the New-York Historical Society’s collections and exhibitions are ideal for in-depth intellectual discussions. If you are interested in bringing a class to New-York Historical, please visit our online booking system.
College & Graduate Internships
The New-York Historical Society, through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, offers internships for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as recent graduates each fall, spring and summer.