Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
Voices of History: Ages 14-17
Voices of History is an in-depth course for teen learners (ages 14-17) to consider American history through the lens of specific marginalized communities. Each series includes five classroom lessons plus a sixth bonus experience where students explore the museums galleries, visit the research library, or create a work of art! You can register your teen for each series individually, or receive a discount for booking the full year.
Tuition must be paid in full to reserve a spot in the class. To receive the discount for booking the full year, complete payment must be submitted before the academic year begins on September 20.
- $250 per individual series (5 lessons + bonus experience)
- $875 for all five series (25 lessons + 5 bonus experiences)
The Long Road to Equality: Discover how Black Americans fought to expand their rights in a nation founded on their oppression.
Dates: Fridays- 09/20/19, 09/27/19, 10/04/19, 10/11/19, 10/18/19, 10/25/19
- The Underground Railroad
- Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
- Civil Rights
- Selma March
Bonus: NYC’s Free Black Community Library Visit: Investigate primary sources in our library to learn more about the lives of free Black New Yorkers in the 19th and 20th centuries.
New York at War: Study the causes and consequences of the nation’s greatest conflicts and how they shaped American History.
Dates: Fridays- 11/01/19, 11/08/19, 11/15/19, 11/22/19, 12/06/19, 12/13/19
- The American Revolution
- The Civil War
- The Vietnam War
Bonus: Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere Special Exhibition Program: Discover the legacy of Paul Revere, the patriot, silversmith, and entrepreneur whose many accomplishments are often eclipsed by his legendary midnight ride.
Women & the American Story: Early Encounters: Compare and contrast the experiences of settlers, Black colonials, and Native women in the French, Spanish, English, and Dutch colonies in the Americas.
Dates: Fridays- 01/17/20, 01/24/20, 01/31/20, 02/07/20, 02/14/20, 02/21/20
- Native Responses to Colonization
- French Colonies
- Spanish Colonies
- English Colonies
- Dutch Colonies
Bonus: Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde De Neuville Special Exhibition Program: Consider the diverse landscapes and people of early America through the lens of the Baroness Hyde de Neuville, a French refugee and prolific artist.
Women & the American Story: Modernizing America: Discover how women of all races, ages, and classes were central to reshaping American society at the turn of the 20th century.
Dates: Fridays- 02/28/20, 03/06/20, 03/13/20, 03/20/20, 03/27/20, 04/03/20
- Modern Womanhood
- Fighting for Social Reform
- Woman Suffrage
- Xenophobia and Racism
- Women in the Arts
Bonus: Introduction to LGBTQIA+ History: Read the life stories of LGBTQIA+ people from all eras of American history to learn what their experiences teach us about the evolution of American society.
Digital Humanities: In this introduction to the exciting new field of digital humanities, students will use cutting edge technology to study the past and look into the future!
Dates: Fridays- 05/01/20, 05/08/20, 05/15/20, 05/22/20, 05/29/20, 06/12/20
- Research in the Digital Age
- HTML Fundamentals
- Measuring the Impact of Immigration
- Electricity and Circuits
- Digital Drawing Studio Workshop: visit the Tech Commons @ New-York Historical to try your hand at drafting techniques employed by contemporary artists, and create a work of art inspired by the museum’s collection.