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.
IBM   
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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TECH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
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, and influential women in the technology field 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.

In Tech Scholars I, participants will learn basic html and CSS code and then share their scholarship through dynamic digital projects by creating retro websites to be hosted by New-York Historical Society.

In Tech Scholars II, participants will expand their CSS and web design skills as they curate and build an online exhibit, focusing on objects of their choice from our museum collections. They will leave the program with a collaboratively developed site and a deeper understanding of CSS design principles and HTML best practices.  Students who have completed Tech Scholars 1 or who have foundational HTML and CSS skills are eligible to apply for this program.

Explore past Tech Scholars’ projects here and here!

Upcoming Program Dates:

  • Summer Tech Scholars II: August 19th – August 23rd 2019, 10am – 3 pm. Apply here
  • Fall Tech Scholars I: Thursdays, September 26th – December 19th 2019, 4:00-6:30 pm. Apply here!

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • 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 self-identifying women in high school.
  • The application form for the Summer Tech Scholars II program may be found here.
  • The application form for the Fall Tech Scholars I 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.

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

SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR TEENS

From Panoramas to Virtual Reality
Tuesdays, October 1st – December 17th 2019, 4:00-6:30 pm
Create your own virtual reality (VR) experience inspired by history.  Explore the history and continued impact of the 19th century panorama as it was used to map places, tell stories, and create spatial illusions.  Learn about the diverse historical applications of the panorama, including its use in mass entertainment to promote nationalism and fuel imperial expansion.  Then make modern connections to the way VR is used in entertainment, education, and politics today as you build your own 360° experience using state-of-the-art technology in our Tech Commons.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • 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 application form for the fall session, From Panoramas to Virtual Reality, 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. 
  • Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who have qualified for free or reduced lunch in the past.

This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Teen programs are supported by Keith Haring fund for Youth Audiences.
Additional support provided by Judy Zankel.

 

Questions? Contact sunday.scholars@nyhistory.org or 212-873-3400 Ext 356.

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