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.


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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.


Welcome to History @ Home:
Online Learning from the New-York Historical Society!


Join New-York Historical educators online as they lead live, weekly, interactive U.S. history classes. 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 Students study images, artifacts, and historical documents, and learn to think critically about the history of our nation. 

All lessons are FREE.  All you need is internet access and a device with the ability to connect to a Zoom meeting. Click session titles below to register to receive the class link. 

Sessions begin at 1 pm ET. All classes run one hour.


History Explorers

July 6

Women in S.T.E.M.

July 13

Women in Art

July 20

Women at Work

July 27

Women Activists


Junior Historians

July 7

Women in S.T.E.M

July 14

Women in Art

July 21

Women at Work

July 28

Women Activists


New York and North America

July 8

Women in the Dutch Colonies

July 15

Women in the English Colonies

July 22

Women in the Spanish Colonies

July 29

Women in the French Colonies


New York and the Nation

July 9

Early Republic

July 16

Beyond Seneca Falls

July 23

19th Amendment

July 30

The Fight for Equality

Creative: Tronvig Group