Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Classroom Programs

History comes to life in the classroom as students explore the New-York Historical Society's vast and varied collections in our interactive classroom programs. Using authentic touch objects and primary images, maps and documents, students experience hands-on history and deepen their understanding of New York’s and America’s past, right in the classroom. Our inquiry-driven programs expand vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills.

All classroom programs are led by a highly qualified New-York Historical Society Educator or Teaching Artist. Classes can have up to thirty-five students. Classroom programs are one class period, ranging from forty-five to ninety minutes, depending on the school’s schedule, and cost $100 per class. Choose from our menu of programs listed below, all of which align with and support the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies and the Arts. To register, visit

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

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