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.


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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
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Sara Lee Schupf
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Lori and Mark Fife
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor


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



Take a virtual museum field trip through the New-York Historical Society galleries with any of the programs highlighted below. Each virtual social studies field trip will introduce students to fascinating historical concepts and a new tool box of free online history resources they can use to continue their studies long after the trip is completed. 

Every trip is 60 min and costs $120. Platforms available: Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex. 

To learn more and to book please email

  • Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage (grades 3–12)
    Explore our Center for Women’s History to learn how women won the right to vote, how that right was contested for women of marginalized groups, and the many other ways women have exercised and expressed their political identities.
  • Hudson Rising (Grades 3–12)
    Explore the long social, political, and environmental history of the Hudson River to learn how this body of water has affected and continues to shape the history of New York.
  • Objects Tell Stories (All Ages)
    Learn to make inferences about life and people long ago from the artifacts they left behind.
  • LGBTQ+ Expression Throughout History (Grades 4–12)
    Celebrate the activism of the LGBTQ+ community by exploring artifacts, images, and documents from the 1960s to today!


Generous support for school group visits provided by Con Edison, the Pine Tree Foundation of New York, and Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi.




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