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.


Education programs made possible through endowments established by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funding provided by:
Institute for Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Important support provided by:
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Ford Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Altman Foundation
Deutsche Bank
The Pinkerton Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
The Keith Haring Foundation
The Bay and Paul Foundations
The Alice Lawrence Foundation
The Henry Nias Foundation
Fred and Joan Pittman


Support the New-York Historical Society

Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.



New-York Historical Society’s Homeschool Academy is designed to supplement your curriculum with engaging lessons in our classrooms, studios, and galleries. Students from ages 7–17 learn New York and American history from the early colonies through the 20th century through art-making and close-looking lessons, from Broadway musical hits, and by using their senses with objects from our touch collection. Classes visit the Museum galleries and exhibitions regularly. See below for descriptions about each series.

Age groups are divided into three classes as described below. Students must be the age required for their specific class by the date of the first class.

Each program includes five topic-based series, which fill the academic year, and each series comprises five weekly lessons. You can register your child for series individually or receive a discount for booking the full year. Tuition must be paid in full to reserve a spot in the class. To receive the discount for booking the full year, complete payment must be submitted before the academic year begins on September 21.

Space is limited, so sign up today!

The Art of History Ages 7–10
Fridays, 1:30 – 3 pm
$700 for the full year, all five series (25 lessons), $150 per individual series (5 lessons)

History on Broadway Ages 11–13
Fridays, 1:30 – 3 pm
$700 for the full year, all five series (25 lessons), $150 per individual series (5 lessons)

The Voices of History Ages 14–17
Fridays, 10 am – 12 pm
$825 for the full year, all five series (25 lessons), $175 per individual series (5 lessons)

Please complete our Homeschool Academy inquiry form for questions and to begin the registration process. Thank you!

For questions and registration, contact or (212) 873-3400 ext. 367.

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