Explore New-York Historical’s galleries in person with your students
Explore New-York Historical’s galleries in person with your students! Each inquiry-driven field trip is led by one of our highly trained educators who will ignite curiosity and engage students in critical conversations about our nation’s past. To learn more and to book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permanent Collection History Programs
Available year-round to enrich and expand your classroom studies.
Civics for All (grades 2-12)
Study the many ways activists in the United States have affected change throughout American history.
Women & the American Story (grades 4-12)
Learn about the diverse women who shaped 400 years of American history.
Life in New Amsterdam (grades 2-12)
Learn what it was like to live in the Dutch settlement that laid the foundation for New York City.
Slavery in New York (grades 2-12)
Uncover the central roles enslaved people played in the history of New York.
New York, New Nation (grades 3-12)
Consider the challenges that New York and the United States faced in the early years of the republic.
New York and the Civil War (grades 4-12)
Students learn how to use artifacts, paintings, and documents to analyze New York’s conflicted history during the American Civil War and learn about Frederick Douglass' vision for a "Composite Nation" in the years afterwards.
Industrialization (grades 4-12)
Consider how life was transformed—for better or worse—by the innovations of the Industrial Age.
Immigrant City (grades 4-12)
Study immigration from 1609 through the 20th century to learn how newcomers helped create the city we know today.
NYC Then and Now (grades preK- 5)
Discover how the city of New York has changed over time and the infrastructure developed to keep it running.
Skills Building Programs
Give your students the skills they need to analyze the world around them.
Curious Curators (all grades)
Learn how museum curators assemble artifacts, images, and documents into an exhibition that tells a compelling story.
A Day at the Museum (grades PreK-2)
Tour the museum to learn what museums are, why they exist, and how museum staff keep them running.
Objects Tell Stories (all grades)
Learn to make inferences about life and people long ago from the artifacts they left behind.
Being a Historian (grades 3-12)
Get introduced to the basics of studying objects, works of art, and documents in this highlights tour of our collection.
History Detectives (grades K-5)
Play your way through DiMenna Children’s History Museum and learn how historians use the skills of a detective to uncover the past.
The American Revolution in New York (grades 3-12)
Learn about the experiences of the diverse people who responded to New York's bid for independence.
Special Exhibition Programs
Exciting new content from our award-winning curatorial team!
Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite (grades 4-12)
(September 2nd, 2022 – January 16, 2023)
In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This exhibition—the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the writings of activist and Black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite, along with his older brother, Elombe Brath, founded Grandassa Models—the subject of much of this show’s contents—which was a modeling collective for Black women, founded to challenge white beauty standards.
"I'll Have What She's Having": The Jewish Deli (grades 4-12)
(November 29, 2022 – April 2, 2023)
The exhibit will explore how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant.
Holiday Express: Playing in the Past (grades PreK-5)
(November 29, 2022 – February 26, 2023)
Learn about the lives of children long ago and the history of play through a hands-on exploration of holiday trains and toys. All aboard!
Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming (grades 4-12)
(October 21, 2022 – January 22, 2023)
In this exhibition, learn more about factors that fueled the Salem Witch Trials, including individuals who rose to defend those unjustly accused, and explore creative responses by contemporary artists.
Generous support for school group visits provided by Con Edison, the Pine Tree Foundation of New York, and Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi.
Education programs are made possible through endowments established by
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Public funds are provided by
Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature
Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund
Acorn Hill Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Henry Nias Foundation
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Keith Haring Foundation
Caroline Lowndes Foundation
Alice Lawrence Foundation
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Sandra and Lowell Mintz
Consulate General of the Netherlands
New York Community Trust
Heidi and Richard Ong
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
The Pinkerton Foundation
Rice Family Foundation
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation
Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang
Thompson Family Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
The Waterfall Family Foundation
Marie and John Zimmermann Fund