Sunday Scholars: Hands-on History for Teens
“I was really happy to meet a new group of people and have the opportunity to do a project like this. I really appreciate the Sunday Scholars program for giving me the knowledge I learned throughout the program.”
- Sunday Scholar, Spring 2013
Sunday Scholars is a six-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 an original project that tells their story. The program seeks to strengthen visual literacy skills and the ability to conduct in-depth historical research. Based on current or recent exhibitions at New-York Historical, participants will identify a historical period or topic within New York City’s history, choose a research theme of interest, and collaborate on creative projects to compellingly convey that particular topic in New York and American History to a broader audience. The program is designed for students with a passion for New York City history.
Details and dates for the next Scholars session will be posted on this page in February 2014.
Participation is free with Family Membership to the New-York Historical Society or $125 per student for Non-Members. Scholarship opportunities are available.
Here's What We're Up To!
Fall 2013 Sunday Scholars have the unique and exciting opportunity to investigate The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, the upcoming exhibition that revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show with an eye towards the seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society at the time. Sunday Scholars will research within a museum setting, further develop their critical thinking and writing skills, and ultimately present their creative interactive projects.
The program is full for the Fall 2013 session.
Our previous projects include:
Spring 2013 Sunday Scholars explored the photography of Camilo José Vergara, focusing on his photographs of Martin Luther King Jr. murals (featured in the exhibition The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara at New-York Historical) to inform their own creative projects.
The Scholars composed their own multi-media, research-based, documentation projects. View them here.
Fall 2012 Sunday Scholars studied artist Camilo José Vergara’s time-lapse photography in order to reflect on the changing social and cultural fabric of urban geography, and produced their own “before” and “after” images to preserve history on their own terms. The Scholars also created a documentary of their photographs and related research. View it here.
If you have questions regarding Sunday Scholars, please contact us at email@example.com