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 made possible through endowments established by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funding provided by:
Institute for 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 Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Important support provided by:Barker Welfare Foundation  
BNY Mellon   
Con Edison  
Deutsche Bank   
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Ford Foundation   
The Keith Haring Foundation   
Hearst Foundation, Inc.
The JPB Foundation    
Susan and Robert E. Klein   
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation   
New York Community Trust   
Henry Nias Foundation  
The Pinkerton Foundation   
Fred and Joan Pittman  
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner  
Stavros Niarchos Foundation   
Gillian V. and Robert Steel  
Susan Waterfall
Tiger Baron Foundation
and an anonymous donor.  


Support the New-York Historical Society

Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.



Custom professional learning experiences in our Museum and in your schools incorporate American history, primary sources, and our inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. We have extensive experience working with teachers, administrators, teachers-in-training, and other education professionals.

Our team can help you create a professional learning experience that meets your group’s needs, including collaborating to find the best format for your group. Other popular formats include:

  • A single or series of 80-minute workshops in your school that fulfill the weekly NYC DOE professional learning requirement
  • A full-day retreat for your team in our Museum galleries and classrooms
  • Private museum educator-led tours of temporary and permanent exhibitions
  • A comprehensive professional learning community focused on bringing our inquiry-based strategies into classrooms in your school or district

The New-York Historical Society is an NYSED-approved CTLE sponsor, and participation in workshops is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

Complete our Custom Professional Learning Request Form to get started, including requests for workshops on other topics, themes, or techniques.

Questions? Contact or 212-873-3400 ext. 510.

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Pedagogy Workshops

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Complete our Custom Professional Learning Request Form to get started, including requests for workshops on other topics, themes, or techniques.

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