Camp History

Kids who love history love Camp History!

August 2017 Camp History: Hidden Histories
Check back here for a full camp description - coming soon!

"I wish I didn’t have to leave!" –  camper
"It was, by far, the best experience he had all summer." – parent

At Camp History, middle schoolers dive into past and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the New-York Historical Society to become junior historians, conservators, and curators! In week-long camps during August, campers immerse themselves in a historical era by exploring related N-YHS collections, meeting with Museum staff; and creating incredible projects to showcase their new-found expertise.

Camp History programs give middle school students the opportunity to perform primary historical research and expose them to a wide variety of museum careers, while having a lot of fun along the way.

For more information, or to register your child for this year’s camps, please email or call 646-293-9922.



Getting up close and personal with a centuries-old map of New York City


Standing proudly with hand-sewn quilt squares


Spending time in the conservation lab 


Posing in Civil War-era attire for a tintype portrait


Hanging out in the Museum galleries


Taking on the role of a Civil War surgeon and extracting a bullet from a wounded soldier’s “leg”


Making glue with our chief conservator


Creative: Tronvig Group