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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