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.



High school girls (grades 9-12) will have the unique opportunity to explore the digital humanities at New-York Historical Society. Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to our Center for Women’s History where they will meet with curators and graduate fellows as well as conduct research on the historical figures and events that continue to impact young women today. Participants will then share their scholarship through dynamic digital projects by learning basic html and CSS code to create retro websites to be hosted by New-York Historical Society.

Explore past Tech Scholars’ projects here and here!

Upcoming Program Dates:

  • NYC DOE Spring Break Tech Scholars: April 22nd – April 26th 2019, 10am – 3pm. Applications now closed. 
  • NYC DOE Summer Tech Scholars: August 12th – August 16th 2019, 10am  – 3pm. Apply here!
  • Summer Tech Scholars II: August 19th – August 23rd 2019, 10am – 3 pm. Apply here

Important support for Tech Scholars provided by Susan Waterfall and Susan and Robert E. Klein. 

Stonewall Scholars

Saturdays, July 20th – August 24th 2019, 10am – 3pm
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, teens are invited to learn about the history and bravery of LGBTQ activists who helped to pave the way for the freedoms we experience today, and about the injustices that remain. This program gives teens the unique opportunity to meet and hear the stories of LGBTQ activists from the 1980s and today. Scholars will then produce oral histories, gaining hands-on experience with our state-of-the-art audio production equipment.
Apply here!


  • All application forms must be completed by the applicant and submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will stop accepting applications once each program is filled.
  • The Tech Scholars programs are open only to young women in high school.
  • The application form for the NYC DOE Summer Tech Scholars program may be found here.
    • Participation in NYC DOE Tech Scholars programs is open only to New York City Public School students.
  • The application form for the Summer Tech Scholars II program may be found here.
  • The application form for the Stonewall Scholars program may be found here.
  • Applicants must provide a valid photo ID (school ID, state ID, passport, IDNYC, etc.).
  • Participation is $300 with Family Membership to N-YHS or $350 per student for non-Members. Participation in DOE Tech Scholars programs is free.
  • Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who have qualified for free or reduced lunch in the past.

Questions? Contact or 212-873-3400 Ext 356.

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