Museum Open

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. For details, please visit our calendar.

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Homeschool Academy 2014-2015 Academic Year

Homeschoolers are invited to make themselves at home at the New-York Historical Society! Classes will be offered for multiple age groups so that all of your children can study and enjoy the New-York Historical’s amazing collections all year long! All classes visit the museum galleries and exhibitions regularly, including the upcoming Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion and Audubon’s Aviary: Part III of the Complete Flock.

The Art of History
Ages 7 -10
Fridays from 1:30 to 3 pm
$125 per series, $575 if you book all five*

The Art of History is an innovative program that teaches New York and American history, art history, and the visual arts using tangible historical evidence from the vast collections of New York’s oldest museum. Students will hone their observation and descriptive skills as they create art projects to visually document their history learning. Class topics include Life with the Lenape, American Revolution, Westward Expansion, the Civil War and New York, and Architecture and the City.

American Musicals Project
Ages 11 – 13
Wednesdays or Fridays from 1:30 to 3 pm
$125 per series, $575 if you book all five*

The American Musicals Project teaches American history using the power and emotional energy of American musical theater masterworks in conjunction with extraordinary primary resources from our exhibitions and collections to teach the historical time periods in which these classic musicals take place. Units include 1776 and the Declaration of Independence, Paint Your Wagon and the California Gold Rush, Showboat and Reconstruction, Fiorello! And the Progressive Era, and West Side Story and Postwar New York.

The Voices of History
Ages 14 – 17
Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm
$150 per series, $675 if you book all five*

The New-York Historical Society is excited to announce the launch of a two-year high school program beginning this fall. Using letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches, and autobiographical accounts from the New-York Historical’s exhibitions and collections, students will experience history through the voices of the statesmen, rebels, mothers, and explorers who shaped our nation.

Each five-week course will consider the lives, influence, and perspective of two individuals from a shared moment in our nation’s history. Students will engage with primary documents of these individuals and consider how each shaped American history and lent a unique and compelling voice for us to hear generations later.

The course will require writing assignments and include instruction in research paper writing. Students will also complete a culminating research project.

To apply students must submit a writing sample.

Series 1: Sept. 24 – Oct. 24

The Art of History: Life with the Lenape
American Musicals Project: 1776 and the Declaration of Independence
The Voices of History: Revolutionary America and a New Nation

Series 2: Oct. 29 – Dec. 5

The Art of History: American Revolution in New York
American Musicals Project: Paint Your Wagon and the California Gold Rush
The Voices of History: Westward Expansion

Series 3: Jan. 7 – Feb. 6

The Art of History: Westward Expansion
American Musicals Project: Showboat and Reconstruction
The Voices of History: Abolition and the Early Progressives

Series 4: Feb. 25 – Mar. 27

The Art of History: The Civil War in New York
American Musicals Project: Fiorello! and the Progressive Era
The Voices of History: The Civil War

Series 5: Apr. 29 – June 5

The Art of History: Architecture and the City
American Musicals Project: West Side Story and Postwar New York
The Voices of History: Reconstruction

Space is Limited! Register your student today!
Contact us at:
(212) 873-3400 ext. 505

* Note: To reserve your child’s spot in a class, tuition must be paid in full prior to the first session. To receive the discount for booking all five series, complete payment must be submitted before Session 1.

Please note that if you have registered for a Homeschool program and for some reason need to withdraw, you must alert the Homeschool Coordinators (at no less than two weeks before the first class in order to receive full reimbursement. If you cancel less than two weeks before the first class, 10% of the full payment will be retained for administrative fees and you will be reimbursed 90%. A cancellation less than 24 hours before the first class will receive no reimbursement.

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