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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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Teacher Workshop (1 CTLE Hour)
Wednesday, April 29, 5-6 PM EST
New York, Slavery, and the Civil War
Using materials from our New York Divided curriculum, explore how the clash of racial attitudes in New York influenced the abolition movement and responses to the Civil War.
Register Here!

History Happy Hour
Thursday, April 30, 6-7 PM EST
Mutual Aid and Resilience in Black Communities
Happy Hour is your chance to network with other teachers and ask questions of a scholar thinking about the connections between history and this current unprecedented moment. This week we’ll talk with New-York Historical Society Project Historian Dominique Jean-Louis about the many ways Black Americans have supported one another and built resiliency through mutual aid efforts. She’ll reflect on how this history informs our understanding of how Black Americans are working together right now to fight COVID-19. Come with questions and your favorite beverage as we toast all the amazing work teachers do every day! 
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Nueva York
Wednesday, May 13, 5-6 PM EST

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Using materials from our Nueva York: 1613-1945 curriculum, explore catalysts for immigration and the influences of the Spanish-speaking world on New York City. FREE! 
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Native Responses to Colonization and Americanization
Wednesday, May 20, 5-6 PM EST

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Through an exploration of sources from our Women & the American Story curriculum, learn how Indigenous peoples responded to colonization from the early colonial period through the Progressive Era. FREE!
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The American Revolution in New York
Wednesday, May 27, 5-6 PM EST

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Discover how the American Revolution shaped the city and people of New York through an analysis of sources from the museum's digital collections, and our Battle of Brooklyn and Women & the American Story curriculum guidesFREE!
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Social and Cultural Impact of the Vietnam War
Wednesday, June 3, 5-6 PM EST 

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Explore our Vietnam War: 1945-1975 curriculum to discuss the impact of the Vietnam War on American society and consider why it was one of the most divisive wars in American history. FREE!
Register here >

Maintaining the Home During WWII 
Wednesday, June 10, 5-6 PM EST 

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Using materials from our Women & the American Story curriculum, explore how WWII changed home life for almost every American. FREE!
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Activism, Expression, and Identity in LGBTQ+ History 
Wednesday, June 17, 5-6 PM EST 

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Celebrate Pride Month with an exploration of resources on LGBTQ+ activism, expression, and identity to create inclusion in the social studies classroom during every month of the year. FREE!
Register here >

Educator Activists in the 19th Century 
Wednesday, June 24, 5-6 PM EST 
Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Using our Women & the American Story and Saving Washington curriculum guides, discover how activists of the past fought for equity in education. FREE!
Register here >

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