High School Internships
“I met a lot of new and interesting people. I successfully completed a research project and comfortably presented in front of an audience. I have gotten to know and love this museum setting.” – Tyler Lee, 2012 Student Historian
Private Professional Development
Professional development workshops are available on-site at the New-York Historical Society or museum staff can come to schools. Book one of the below content-based programs for your group of teachers today! All programs can be crafted as a two-hour workshop or extended to a half- or full-day program.
To schedule training for your school or for more information, contact us at teacherPD@nyhistory.org.
The New-York Historical Society offers DOE-approved Professional-Credit courses each July. These classes meet for 36 hours (Monday-Saturday, 10:00-5:00) and carry three credits that can be applied toward teachers' 30-and-above salary differential. Courses will be listed and registration will be available on the After School Professional Development Program's site when the summer course catalog becomes available, typically in late spring. Courses fill up quickly, so register early!
“I had an amazing time at Saturday Academy, learning new things and making new friends from all around New York City.”
- Saturday Academy student, Fall 2012
At the invitation of Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital the New-York Historical Society will present a display in the Hospital lobby that will welcome families to the institution. This lively installation will feature a miniaturized façade of New-York Historical's building, leading into an interior populated with reproductions of some of its great treasures, including portraits of children and toys, in particular New-York Historical's beloved nineteenth-century Noah's ark.
Students uncover history's mysteries as they explore the New-York Historical Society's collections and exhibitions in our interactive field trips. Through examination of objects, artwork, images, maps and documents in the museum galleries, students deepen their understanding of New York’s and America’s past. Our inquiry-driven programs expand vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills.
The Education Department at the New-York Historical Society offers a wealth of out-of-school time programs designed to make history come alive for teens. Participants in our programs have a unique opportunity to explore the vast collections of the New-York Historical Society, working closely with museum professionals and alongside other students who share their interest in American Art and History.