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 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
IBM
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

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TECH SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Investigate the lives and legacies of women who have shaped the American experience. Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Be a digital changemaker and create your own projects—including games, apps, and websites—to share powerful stories about women in history!  

  • Research historical figures and events that continue to impact young people today
  • Share your scholarship through dynamic digital projects as you learn to code
  • Get mentored by museum professionals and influential women in the technology field
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to our Center for Women's History 

Open to: High school students, grades 9–12 who self-identify as women.

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 qualify.

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

Upcoming Tech Scholars Programs: 

Tech Scholars: Web Design
Midwinter Recess: February 17 – 21 2020, 10am – 3pm
Where are all the women in history textbooks? Explore important contributions by underrepresented women in history, then design and create a website to amplify a woman’s story as you learn HTML and CSS.  

Apply here by Friday, January 31, 2020!

Tech Scholars: Web Design
Afterschool: Thursdays, February 27 – May 28, 2020, 4:00-6:30pm
Where are all the women in history textbooks? Explore important contributions by underrepresented women in history, then design and create a website to amplify a woman’s story as you learn HTML and CSS.  

Apply here by Friday, February 14, 2020!

Tech Scholars: App Builders
Spring Break: April 13 – 17 2020, 9am – 3pm
Get inspired by women throughout history who effected change in American society, then learn JavaScript to code and design your own app for social change! Applications available through DOE STEM Matters.

Tech Scholars: Web Design
Summer: July 13 – 17 2020, 9am – 3pm
Where are all the women in history textbooks? Explore important contributions by underrepresented women in history, then design and create a website to amplify a woman’s story as you learn HTML and CSS.  Applications available through DOE STEM Matters.

Tech Scholars: Web Design II
Summer: July 27-31, 10am – 3pm
Build an online exhibit about the themes and movements in Women’s History found throughout our collections. Applications open to teens who have completed Tech Scholars: Web Design or have previous experience in HTML and CSS.

Tech Scholars: Video Games
Summer: August 10 – 14 2020, 10am – 3pm
Immerse audiences in the powerful stories of women in history by learning to code in JavaScript to create a video game! 

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

SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR TEENS

Bill Graham: Rock and Roll Revolution
Tuesdays, March 3 – May 26, 2020 4:00-6:30 pm

Explore the world of rock impresario Bill Graham, one of the most influential music promoters in history, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones.  Inspired by Graham’s legendary concerts, learn to code your own musical experience using contemporary beats mixed with archival sounds from concert footage and interviews with Graham, to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience.  This project culminates in a live-DJ jam in the experiential spirit of Graham’s concerts.  

Open to: High school students, grades 9–12.

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 qualify.

Apply here by Monday, February 17, 2020!

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

Creative: Tronvig Group