To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, New-York Historical is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. More details on our Visit page.

History @ Home Programs

FREE Remote Sessions for Students and Teachers

Weekly Classes for K-12 Students

In these weekly online history classes, New-York Historical Educators lead interactive U.S. history investigations in real-time. Lessons are content-based, inquiry-driven, and thematically and developmentally appropriate for each grade served. Students study images, artifacts, and historical documents, and learn to think critically about the history of our nation. No log-in or membership is required. All you need is internet access with audio accessibility. 


Join our History @ Home email list here  to receive daily lesson topics and links to join!

Class schedule:
Mondays at 10 am EST: Kindergarten, Then and Now
Mondays at 2 pm EST: 5th Grade, New York and the Americas

Tuesdays at 10 am EST: 1st Grade, Families and Communities
Tuesdays at 2 pm EST: 6th Grade, Academy for American Democracy

Wednesdays at 10 am EST: 2nd Grade, History and Geography
Wednesdays at 2 pm EST: 7th Grade, New York and North America, 1408-1919

Thursdays at 10 am EST: 3rd Grade, Junior Historians
Thursdays at 2 pm EST: 8th Grade, New York and the Nation, 1866-1969

Fridays at 10 am EST: 4th Grade, The History of New York
Fridays at 2 pm EST: High School, U.S. History Survey

Remote Teacher Workshops

Weekly one-hour professional development workshops on Zoom help teachers access our digital resources, learn American history content, and collaborate with colleagues from the comfort of their home.

Click here to learn more and to register!





History Happy Hour: Online Gathering for Teachers 

Teachers are invited to join us every Thursday from 6-7pm EST on Zoom to network with fellow educators, chat with a guest scholar, and learn about online resources that will help them plan their next remote lesson! Each event focuses on a different topic that feels relevant to this unprecedented moment.

Click here to learn more and to register!


Tech Scholars for Teen Girls

Teen girls can learn to code online in a supportive, all-girl environment! Tech Scholars learn to code digital projects while researching how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change in history.

Students learn coding (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to design and build their own digital projects—including games, apps, and websites. Live interaction with the instructor and mentors from the technology field helps students explore career options and develop new skills.

Tech Scholars is open to high school students (grades 9–12) who self-identify as girls.

Tech Scholars ONLINE: Web Design
Wednesdays, May 20 – June 24, 2020, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST
Participation is FREE for high school girls nationwide!  Register here by May 15!
Questions? Contact teens@nyhistory.org.

Family Programs

Join our Family Programs Educators online for interactive sessions that bring children, parents, and loved ones together while exploring the past. Click here to learn more about weekly book clubs, living history workshops, and craft projects. 

Creative: Tronvig Group