Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
"When I shared with my friends about the sessions, they asked me why not just memorize the 100 items for the citizenship exams?
My reply was: I'm a visual person and I usually internalize an info or issue with actual viewing and hearing,
and that it is my intention to understand better the history of the United States."
-Saturday program student
The New-York Historical Society now offers FREE civics classes for green card holders on the path to American citizenship. The 32-hour course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.
The interactive course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics Test. Participants will explore the Museum and learn about American history and government using objects, paintings, and documents from our collection. Classes are taught in English and are accessible to English Language Learners.
The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!
New Courses Start This Winter
Join us for an information session at the New-York Historical Society.
Information sessions are mandatory before registering for a course. Information sessions are provided in English, with Spanish-speaking educators present to provide assistance as needed.
Every Wednesday, 6-7pm
Every Thursday, 10-11am
The second and fourth Saturday of every month, 10-11am
To register for an information session, please complete the form below.
Please note that at this time we offer this program only for permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship.