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.  


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


The New-York Historical Society proudly partners with colleges and universities around the city to create innovative courses that utilize our world-renowned museum and library collections.


Barnard College

NYC’s Gilded Ages

NYC’s Gilded Ages is a digital exhibit that was created by students in the Barnard College course, New York City’s Gilded Ages: Coming of Age, Past and Present, during the fall 2015 semester. The class and virtual exhibit were made possible by cooperation with the New-York Historical Society and with funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Students were advised by Barnard professors and New-York Historical Society curators. New York City’s Gilded Ages: Coming of Age, Past and Present is part of Barnard’s educational initiative, Barnard Teaches: Real Place + Digital Access, which explores, integrates, and extends the concept of placed-based learning with new and emerging digital technologies.

Creative: Tronvig Group