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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.


Applications are open. Click here to submit yours!

Deadline: Complete applications must be filed by March 8 , 2021 at 11:59 ET. Late entries will not be considered.

Application Details: The application includes several components, including basic information, a resume, letter of support, and brief essays. 

For information about applicant eligibility and the selection process, visit our Participant Eligibility page.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be collected using a digital form. Applicants will be able to upload their resume and essay responses within the form. The form will automatically close at 11:59 pm EST on March 8th. Applications sent to the NEH will not be reviewed.

References should send their letter of support in a PDF via e-mail to nehinstitute@nyhistory.org by the application deadline above.

Applicants will be notified about their application on March 26th and should be aware that once they have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program, they may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer. Successful applicants must accept or decline their offer by April 2nd.

If you encounter any problems with our electronic form or have questions, please contact us at nehinstitute@nyhistory.org.


Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

TDD: 202-606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf). 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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