Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

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.



We currently offer FREE weekly professional development for teachers online. Interactive workshops take place on Wednesdays at 5 pm ET. "In Conversation," an informal discussion series, meets every Thursday at 6 pm ET. We hope to see you soon! 


Elevating AAPI History in the Social Studies Classroom
Wednesday, May 12, 5-6 pm ET

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, explore resources from our Women & the American Story curriculum that highlight AAPI histories and discuss how to integrate and amplify the influence and contributions of AAPI communities into your U.S. history instruction year-round. 
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In Conversation with the Chinese Historical Society of America: Celebrating AAPI History in the Classroom and Beyond
Thursday, May 13, 6-7 pm ET

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we are talking with Justin Hoover, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America, about CHSA's efforts to re-frame the narrative around AAPI history and reach teachers and students outside of San Francisco through digital resources and tours. Learn how you can access these exciting tools and connect students to a history that is too-often overlooked.
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Abolition and Resistance in the Antebellum Era
Wednesday, May 19, 5-6:30 pm ET

Participants will receive 1.5 CTLE hour
Discover the stories and experiences of free and enslaved Black Americans in the North and South who were active agents in the fight for freedom. This workshop features a talk by Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of History, and co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery.
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Women Soldiers and Nurses during the Civil War 
Wednesday, May 26, 5-6 pm ET

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Learn more about the variety of ways that women supported and contributed to the union and confederate efforts on the warfront. 
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In Conversation with the Smithsonian: Undocumented Organizing
Thursday, May 27, 6-7 pm ET

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
How do we impact policy when we do not have access to citizenship? Join Patty Arteaga, curatorial assistant, and José Centeno-Melendez, oral historian, at the National Musuem of American History for a conversation about their work on Undocumented Organizing, a collecting initiative that documents the work of activists who are shaping policy outside the bounds of formal citizenship. Like the suffragists and civil right leaders who came before them, today's undocumented organizers and activists are shaping policy to create a more inclusive society.
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Lesbian and Trans Activists of the 20th Century 
Wednesday, June 2, 5-6 pm ET

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Learn about lesbian and trans activists and consider how individuals and groups like Marsha P. Johnson and the Furies fought for equality within and on the outskirts of the gay liberation and feminist movements.
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Seneca Village
Wednesday, June 9, 5-6 pm ET

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour
Using materials from our Seneca Village curriculum and online collections, learn about the 19th-century settlement of predominantly free Black landowners who were displaced by the construction of Central Park.
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Activism and Intersectionality in the 1960s and 1970s
Wednesday, June 16, 5-6:30 pm ET

Participants will receive 1.5 CTLE hour
Discover individuals and groups of women who pushed back against sexism and created space for women within various grassroots movements of the 1960s and 1970s. This workshop features a talk by Mary Phillips, CUNY Lehman College Professor of African and African American Studies, co-creator of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project, and author of the forthcoming Sister Love: Ericka Huggins, Spiritual Activism, and the Black Panther Party.
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Creative: Tronvig Group