Welcome back! Our free, outdoor exhibition, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, is now open. Reserve your timed-entry ticket. The Museum will open indoors on Friday, September 11. Learn more here.

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.



U.S. History Regents Exam Review Materials
U.S. History Exam Review Catalogs and Activity Guides created by past Student Historians use our vibrant collections to bring history to life. The guides connect tangible objects to key test themes, topics, and vocabulary to help students prepare for the U.S. History and Government Regents Exam.

  • U.S. History Exam Review Catalog with object-based summaries, frequently tested content, and supplementary review materials [PDF] created by 2016–17 Student Historians
  • U.S. History Exam Review Catalog [PDF] created by 2015–16 Student Historians
  • U.S. History Exam Review Catalog [PDF] created by 2014–15 Student Historians
  • U.S. History Exam Review Catalog [PDF] created by 2013–14 Student Historians
  • Historical Tweets Review Activity [PDF] created by 2011–2012 Student Historians
  • A History of New York City in 30 Objects [PDF] created by the Summer 2012 Student Historians

Vietnam War: 1945-1975 Oral Histories
Learn about the Vietnam War through the stories of men and women who served in the military or were engaged in social activism during that era. These oral histories were developed, collected, and produced by the Summer 2017 Student Historians.

Teen Historians Blog
Keep up to date with how teens are making history at the New-York Historical Society. Learn about the students in our current programs, connect with alumni pursuing their academic and professional careers, and explore the stories they have uncovered and the materials they have created.

Literary Manhattan
Explore the literary history of New York City through walking tours, many of which were developed by participants in the Scholars Program for Teens. These unique itineraries explore the buildings and streets of Manhattan through the many writers who have lived and worked here.

Time-Lapse Urban Photography
Inspired by artist Camilo José Vergara’s time-lapse photography, Teen Scholars shot before-and-after images to preserve history in their own terms and produced a documentary of their photographs and related research.

Creative: Tronvig Group