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.



New-York Historical Society’s Homeschool Academy provides hands-on history workshops designed to supplement your lessons. Students from ages 5–17 visit our galleries, classrooms, and studio spaces to learn US History from artifacts, works of art, and primary sources that illustrate the events from the 17th through the 20th century. Student participants will engage in investigative processes, art-making, close reading, and creative writing activities that develop their content knowledge and historical thinking skills.  Classes visit the permanent collections and special exhibitions regularly, making the museum their home away from home.

For the 2019-2020 school year we are offering four classes, divided by age. Students must be the required age for their class by the first scheduled session.

Space is limited, so sign up today! To register call (212) 485-9264 or email Click the links for series dates and descriptions.

Exploring History’s Mysteries Ages 5–7
Fridays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

History Detectives Ages 8–10
Fridays, 1:30 – 3 pm

Junior Historians Ages 11–13
Fridays, 1:30 – 3 pm

The Voices of History Ages 14–17
Fridays, 10 am – 12 pm

Want to try an N-YHS Homeschool Academy program without booking a whole series?
We have single day visits available for all ages. Click here for listings.

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