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.



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.

Program Dates
Spring: March – April, Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm
Summer: August, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 1 pm
Specific dates will be posted when applications become available.

Application Guidelines
Applications are currently closed.

  • Applications open three months prior to the program session and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants must provide a valid photo ID (school ID, state ID, passport, IDNYC, etc.).
  • Full scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who note in their application that they qualify for free or reduced lunch and attend a New York City school.

Questions? Contact or 212-485-9281.

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