Early Closure

The Museum will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 5.

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Camp History

Kids who love history love Camp History!

August 2016 Camp History: Alexander Hamilton's World

"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 school breaks in February, March, and 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 any of this year’s camps, please email camphistory@nyhistory.org or call 646-293-9922.


August 2016 Camp History: Alexander Hamilton’s World

Session 1: Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19, 9 am – 4pm daily
Session 2: Monday August 22 through Friday August 26, 9 am – 4 pm daily
$600 per camper ($500 per Member camper)
For rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders only

This summer, we are going Hamilton-crazy! In each Camp History session, a small group of campers will learn about Hamilton’s world in the mornings and write about it in the afternoons, all building to a special performance. Campers will immerse themselves in Hamilton’s world with tours of the Museum galleries, exploration of rare documents and images in our library, meetings with Hamilton experts, and 18th and early 19th century crafts and activities. Campers will also work on creative writing pieces―poems, songs, stories, or skits―about Hamilton’s life and adventures. On the Friday of each session, campers will share their writing at our family party!

To register your child,  email camphistory@nyhistory.org or call 646-293-9922 or 646-293-9980.

Early Bird Special! Sign your camper up by May 15 and get $50 off! Applies to members and non-members.

Cancellation policy: Full refunds minus a $50 processing fee will be granted to registrants who cancel by July 1, 2016. No full or partial refunds will be granted after that date. In the event that the New-York Historical Society cancels any Camp History session, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Any questions? Email camphistory@nyhistory.org




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