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.


Saturday Academy is a free, six-week program for students grades 8–12 who are excited to delve into American history and strengthen their test-taking skills. Participants can choose from SAT prep, review for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, and hands-on history courses that draw on the New-York Historical Society’s collections.

This program is supported by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Program Dates
Saturdays, September 30 – November 18, 10 am – 1 pm
Fall 2017 courses will be listed by August 14, 2017.

Application Guidelines
Applications open August 14, 2017, and are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Questions? Contact or 212-485-9281.

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