Education

Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.

Education Mission

The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Our staff of passionate professionals draws on our world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.

 

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
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Altman Foundation
IBM
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor

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SINGLE DAY HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY PROGRAMS

 

Ages 5-7

Friday, October 11th, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm- Being a Historian Gallery Program: Practice your new historical thinking skills during a highlights tour of our museum.

Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm- Historical Portraits Studio Workshop: Learn how to create a portrait of someone from long ago using water color pencils.

Friday, February 7th, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm- History Detectives Gallery Program: Visit the DiMenna Children’s History Museum to try your hand at solving some of history’s mysteries.

Friday, February 14th, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm- Playing in the Past Special Exhibition Gallery Program: Explore an enchanting exhibit of model trains and toys. Students will learn what children in the past played with and how these toys and games prepared them for the world.

Friday, May 22nd, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm- NYC Then & Now Collage Studio Workshop: Use color, shape, and texture to create a collage of New York City long ago.

 

Ages 8-10

Friday, October 11th, 2019, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Being a Historian Gallery Program: Practice your new historical thinking skills during a highlights tour of our museum.

Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm- Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere Special Exhibition Program: Discover the legacy of Paul Revere, the patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur whose many accomplishments are often eclipsed by his legendary midnight ride. 

Friday, February 7th, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Revolutionary Printmaking Studio Workshop: Consider the importance of printmaking during the American Revolution and work with an art educator to create your own revolutionary broadside.

Friday, February 28th, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- In Profile Special Exhibition Gallery Program: Explore the art of historic and contemporary silhouettes, a medium popularized during the Civil War, and discover what you can learn about someone solely from this captivating art form.

Friday, May 22nd, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Immigration Mixed Media Studio Workshop: Use color, shape, and line to create an expressionist postcard depicting what it would be like to immigrate to New York at the turn of 20th the century.

 

Ages 11-13

Friday, October 25th, 2019, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere Special Exhibition Program: Discover the legacy of Paul Revere, the patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur whose many accomplishments are often eclipsed by his legendary midnight ride. 

Friday, December 13th, 2019, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Democracy Web Design Workshop: In this workshop hosted in our new Tech Commons @ New-York Historical, students learn the basics of HTML coding and then apply these skills to create their own webpage about American democracy.

Friday, February 21st, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Westward Expansion Studio Workshop: Explore quilt-making as an art form popular in the American West and use paper to collage your own quilt square about the history of Westward Expansion.

Friday, April 3rd, 2020, 1:30pm-12:00pm- Measuring the Impacts of Immigration QGIS Workshop: After examining artifacts and paintings to learn how immigration changed the city of New York, students will use QGIS programming to create an infographic about New York City’s population growth.

Friday, June 5th, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm- 1950s New York: Library Visit: Investigate primary sources from the museum’s vast library collections to learn more about life in New York City after WWII and how it informed the musical “West Side Story”.

 

Ages 14-17

Friday, October 25th, 2019, 1:30pm-3:00pm- NYC’s Free Black Community Library Visit: Investigate primary sources in our library to learn more about the lives of free Black New Yorkers in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Friday, December 13th, 2019, 10:30am-12:00pm- Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere Special Exhibition Program: Discover the legacy of Paul Revere, the patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur whose many accomplishments are often eclipsed by his legendary midnight ride. 

Friday, February 21st, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde De Neuville Special Exhibition Program: Consider the diverse landscapes and people of early America through the lens of the Baroness Hyde de Neuville, a French refugee and prolific artist.

Friday, April 3rd, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Introduction to LGBTQIA+ History: Read the life stories of LGBTQIA+ people from all eras of American history to learn what their experiences teach us about the evolution of American society.

Friday, June 12th, 2020, 1:30pm-3:00pm- Digital Drawing Studio Workshop: visit the Tech Commons @ New-York Historical to try your hand at drafting techniques employed by contemporary artists, and create a work of art inspired by the museum’s collection.

 

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