New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

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
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
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.



In our commitment to support history education, we are currently offering FREE professional development for teachers online. One-hour interactive PD workshops take place every Wednesday at 5PM (EST). History Happy Hour happens every Thursday at 6PM (EST). We hope to see you online soon!

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Voting Rights and Voter Suppression
Wednesday, July 8, 5-6pm EST

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Using our Women & the American Story and Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow curricula, explore the fight for voting rights and the long history of voter suppression that began during Reconstruction and the Jim Crow Era. FREE!
Register here >

Challenging the Patriarchy in Colonial America
Wednesday, July 15, 5-6pm EST

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Using primary sources from our Women & the American Story curriculum, discover how women of various identities fought back against patriarchy in the North American colonies from the late-1400s through the Revolution, and discuss how to ground and historicize feminism before this terminology existed. FREE!
Register here >

Civil Rights in the 1930s and 40s
Wednesday, July 22,
5-6pm EST
Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
The Great Depression and WWII had a tremendous impact on race relations and the fight for civil rights in the United States. Using resources from our Women & the American Story and WWII & NYC curricula, explore the challenges of and strides made for civil rights amidst New Deal policies and war on many fronts.
Register here >

Learning History with Posters: Intersections in Activism in the 1960s and 70s
Wednesday, July 29, 5-6:30pm EST

Participants will receive 1.5 CTLE hours
Join us online for this special collaboration between Poster House and the New-York Historical Society! Learn more about the intersections of various social movements in the 1960s and 70s, then explore the power of visual messaging by discovering new ways to engage your students in content through the study of design principles and hands-on poster making. FREE!
Register here >

Women & the American Story: A Culturally Responsive Resource
Wednesday, August 5, 5-6pm EST

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Take a guided tour of Women & the American Story, our dynamic (and free!) curriculum website for teachers. During this interactive session, explore the website's materials and discover how they can be used to present more culturally responsive and inclusive narratives in your classroom. FREE!
Register here >

Summer History Happy Hour registration coming soon!

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