Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Education

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

The New-York Historical Society is proud to partner with CUNY Citizenship Now!

Important support for citizenship initiatives at New-York Historical is provided by


JP Morgan Chase & Co.
The JPB Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The New York Community Trust

Jean Margo Reid
Sandra and Lowell Mintz
Heidi and Richard Ong
Robie and Scott Spector
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Ira Millstein
Ann Lozman
Rachael Wells
Tiger Baron Foundation

Other community organizations that promote the well-being of immigrant communities include the NALEO Educational Fund and the New Americans Campaign.

Pre-Registration

Interested in taking our free naturalization preparation classes?

Please fill out this form and we will contact you with more information.

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Help support our free classes, educational programs, special installations, and family activities.

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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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"When I shared with my friends about the sessions, they asked me why not just memorize the 100 items for the citizenship exams?

My reply was: I'm a visual person and I usually internalize an info or issue with actual viewing and hearing, and that it is my intention to understand better the history of the United States."

- Elsie, originally from the Philippines 


FREE ONLINE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FOR GREEN CARD HOLDERS

The New-York Historical Society offers free online citizenship classes for green card holders preparing for the naturalization interview. The online citizenship course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.

The interactive online naturalization preparation course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics Test. Participants learn about American history and government using objects, paintings, and documents from the New-York Historical collections through videoconferencing. Online citizenship classes are taught in English and are accessible to English Language Learners. We also offer an online Spanish citizenship class for people who qualify for the English language exemption.

The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The New York Community Trust, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!


NEW ONLINE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES START SOON!

September 22 – October 29 - FULL
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7pm

September 23 – October 30
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11am

September 26 – October 31
Saturdays, 10am - 12pm

October 26 – December 9
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7pm

October 27 – December 8
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7pm
*This program is in Spanish

October 31 – December 5
Saturdays, 10am - 12pm

November 4 – December 18
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11am

Complete this form to sign up for an online citizenship course. 

Questions? Contact us at thecitizenshipproject@nyhistory.org
 


NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SHORT: “OUT OF MANY, ONE”

True to its founding identity, the United States is still a nation of immigrants. Inspired by New-York Historical’s Citizenship Project, this Netflix documentary short film depicts some of the many threads that continue to weave the tapestry that is America through the lens of five immigrants who are on their journey to U.S. citizenship. It is a reminder of its national motto E Pluribus Unum—Out of Many, One. Watch it on Netflix.

 

ONLINE QUIZ: THINK YOU COULD PASS THE NATURALIZATION EXAM?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization exam comprises 10 random questions chosen from a total of 100—can you answer just six correctly? Take our online quiz to find out! 

This quiz features questions from the naturalization exam paired with objects from our Museum and Library collections to create key connections and context in American history using object-based learning.

Creative: Tronvig Group