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
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TECH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
High school girls (grades 9-12) will have the unique opportunity to explore the digital humanities at New-York Historical Society. Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to our Center for Women’s History where they will meet with curators and graduate fellows as well as conduct research on the historical figures and events that continue to impact young women today. Participants will then share their scholarship through dynamic digital projects by learning basic html and CSS code to create retro websites to be hosted by New-York Historical Society.

Upcoming Program Dates:

  • Midwinter Recess: February 19 – 23, 10 am – 3 pm

Application Guidelines
Applications are currently open.

  • The application form must be completed by the applicant and submitted by January 26, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Participation is $300 with Family Membership to N-YHS or $350 per student for non-Members.
  • Full scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who attend New York City Title 1 schools and who have qualified for free or reduced lunch in the past.

Additional Program Dates:
This program will also be offered during the spring and summer.
Spring: April 2 – 6, 10 am – 3 pm applications open in February
Summer 1: August 6 – 10, 10 am – 3 pm applications open in May
Summer 2: August 13 – 17, 10 am – 3 pm applications open in May

SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR TEENS
Historians and art historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, Teen Scholars have the chance to do the same! This multi-session program is designed for high school students (grades 9–12) who have a passion for American history and an interest in developing their research skills. Teen Scholars during spring sessions will explore current exhibitions at the Museum. Teen Scholars during summer sessions will conduct research on topics of their choice in the print, manuscript, and photograph collections in our Klingenstein Library and publish their work online.

Upcoming Program Dates
Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10 am – 3 pm
Program participants will explore our current exhibitions Vietnam War: 1945-1975 and Rebel Spirits: The Intertwining Lives of RFK and MLK.

Application Guidelines
Applications are currently open.

  • The application form must be completed by the applicant and submitted by February 9, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants must provide a valid photo ID (school ID, state ID, passport, IDNYC, etc.).
  • Participation is $300 with Family Membership to N-YHS or $350 per student for non-Members.
  • Full scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who attend New York City Title 1 schools and who have qualified for free or reduced lunch in the past.

Additional Program Dates:

Saturdays, April 21 and 28, May 5, 12, and 19, 10 am – 1 pm applications open in February
Program participants will explore our permanent collections through the lens of the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship and the historic exclusion and enfranchisement of minority groups throughout the country’s history.

Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17, 10 am – 1 pm applications open in May

  • Program participants will conduct research on topics of their choice in the print, manuscript, and photograph collections in our Klingenstein Library and publish their work online.

Questions? Contact hs.internships@nyhistory.org or 212-485-9281.

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