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The Museum will close at 2 pm on Sunday, Jan. 26. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10 am.

Education

Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.

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 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
IBM
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

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Help us present groundbreaking exhibitions and develop educational programs about our nation's history for more than 200,000 schoolchildren annually.

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Join us for any of the interactive professional learning programs listed below to expand your content knowledge and enrich your use of primary sources in the classroom!

The New-York Historical Society is an NYSED-approved CTLE sponsor, and participation in workshops is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

All “Pizza & PD” and “Think & Drink with a Historian” sessions are FREE to teachers whose students participate in our Social Studies Enrichment, Art of History, or History on Broadway programs.

For questions & registration, contact professional.learning@nyhistory.org or
212-873-3400 ext. 347.

January | February | March

 


JANUARY

Pizza & PD
Nueva York

Wednesday, January 8, 4:30-6:30 pm
How did New York’s connections to Spain and Latin America shape the city over time? Using materials from our Nueva York: 1613-1945 curriculum, explore catalysts for immigration and the influences of the Spanish-speaking world on the arts and culture of New York City. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Saturday Session
Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion

Saturday, January 11, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
How did questions of immigration and citizenship shape the Chinese American experience and the development of America as a nation? Through a hands-on workshop using materials from our Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion and Women & the American Story curricula, discover the culture and experiences of generations of Chinese immigrants in America. Pizza lunch will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Women and the Roaring 20s

Wednesday, January 15, 4:30-6:30 pm
For some, the 1920s enabled economic independence and creativity. For others it brought restrictions and fear. Women were often caught in the middle of this tension. Using Women & the American Story, dive into the complexities of the Roaring 20s. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Exercising the Right: The People and the First Amendment

Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-6:30 pm
How has the First Amendment been interpreted by the U.S. government and American citizens throughout history? Through an exploration of primary source documents, discover the variety of ways that Americans have exercised these rights since the Bill of Rights was adopted. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours.
$15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

High School Chancellor’s Day
Settler Colonialism and the Revolution, 1692-1783

Monday, January 27, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
How did women’s lives evolve as English, French, and Spanish colonies in North America continued to grow? Explore our newest Women & the American Story curriculum unit, Settler Colonialism and the Revolution, 1692-1783, and discover how women experienced colonization, resistance, and rebellion. Coffee will be served. Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. $35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here

High School Chancellor’s Day
Confidence & Crises, 1920-1948

Monday, January 27, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
The years between 1920 and 1948 were full of dramatic shifts, and women of diverse backgrounds were at the center of these great changes. Engage with our new Women & the American Story curriculum unit, Confidence & Crises, 1920-1948, and discover how women navigated boom, bust, and war. Coffee will be served. Participants will receive 5.5 CTLE hours. $35 per person ($30 for members) Register Here


FEBRUARY

Pizza & PD
Immigrant City

Wednesday, February 5, 4:30-6:30 pm
Explore new strategies and resources to breathe fresh life into New York’s immigration history. Tour our galleries and explore original documents, images, and objects that relate to the millions of diverse individuals emigrating to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Learning History through Art: Silhouettes

Wednesday, February 12, 4:30-6:30 pm
Silhouettes evolved from a popular 19th century portrait technique to a powerful medium used by contemporary artists like Kara Walker and Béatrice Coron. Tour our exhibition In Profile: A Look at Silhouettes to learn how this unique art form has been used over time to explore and confront historical moments. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Saturday Session
Civil Rights in the 1930s and 40s

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
The Great Depression and WWII had a tremendous impact on race relations and the fight for civil rights in the United States. In this hands-on workshop using the museum’s collections and materials from our Women & the American Story curriculum, explore the challenges of and strides made for civil rights amidst New Deal policies and war on many fronts. Pizza lunch will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

P-Credit Course
Settler Colonialism and the Revolution, 1692-1783

Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday February 19, 9:00 am-4:00 pm daily; Thursday, February 20, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
This multi-day, one-credit course explores Settler Colonialism and the Revolution, 1692-1783, the new unit of our Women & the American Story curriculum! Explore how women in the 18th century contributed to colonial settlement and dive into the American Revolution to consider women’s contributions on both sides of the conflict. Come away with materials and strategies that will help seamlessly integrate the experiences of women in this era across race, class, age, and geographic location. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 15 CTLE hours. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the ASPDP for those seeking credit. Register Here

P-Credit Course
Confidence & Crises, 1920-1948

Wednesday, February 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm; Thursday, February 20 and Friday February 21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm daily
This multi-day, one-credit course explores Confidence & Crises, 1920-1948, the new unit of our Women & the American Story curriculum! Through economic extremes, wartime mobilization, and growing federal regulations, what it meant to be an American was constantly called into question between 1920-1948. Go beyond flappers and Rosie the Riveters to discover how women in this era fought tirelessly to legitimize their place in society. Participants will explore rich primary source materials and life stories to study women’s experiences across racial, ethnic, and economic lines. Coffee and pastries will be served. Participants will receive 15 CTLE hours. $65 per person. NOTE: There is an additional fee to the ASPDP for those seeking credit. Register Here

Pizza & PD
The Art of Rock & Roll

Tuesday, February 25, 4:30-6:30 pm
Tour the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution and explore the history behind the momentous cultural transformations of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s through art, rock memorabilia, photographs, and ephemera. Study concert posters and consider how this art form can be brought into the classroom. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Saturday Session
Understanding the Executive Branch

Saturday, February 29, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Visit our new presidential history gallery, which presents a series of presidential policy case studies as a way of unpacking the ever-changing role of the Executive branch in our nation’s history. Use primary sources to explore the progression of the powers of the president and discuss strategies for helping your students understand what those powers mean today. Pizza lunch will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here


MARCH

Saturday Session
Women and Citizenship

Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
How has women’s citizenship changed throughout American history? Tour our exhibition Women March, and participate in hands-on classroom activities using our Women & the American Story curriculum to discuss women’s experiences from coverture to the 19th Amendment to the debates surrounding women’s rights today. Pizza lunch will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Lives Lost: War Memorials and Memory

Wednesday, March 11, 4:30-6:30 pm
Throughout American history, individuals and communities have sought to memorialize the lives of those lost to war. Visit our new exhibition on mourning jewelry, study resources from our curriculum library, and consider how commemoration changed from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Saturday Session
Music, Culture, and the Vietnam War

Saturday, March 21, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
How can ephemera, music, and other pop culture artifacts help students understand what it was like to live in another age? Through a tour of our exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution and a close study of materials from our Vietnam War: 1945–1965 curriculum, examine how this pivotal era can be told through protest music, photographs, and art. Pizza lunch will be served. Participants will receive 4 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

Pizza & PD
Gender and Citizenship after the 19th Amendment

Wednesday, March 25, 4:30-6:30 pm
The ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 represented a long-awaited victory, but it was only the beginning of the fight for full and equal citizenship for all American women. Tour our exhibition Women March and explore decades of watershed moments that contributed to women’s ever-growing participation in the economic, political, and cultural life of the nation. Pizza will be served. Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours. $15 per person ($10 for members) Register Here

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