Grades K through 2
Special Exhibition Programs
Playing in the Past
October 28, 2016–February 26, 2017
This winter, the New-York Historical Society will be transformed by an enchanting exhibit of model trains and toys. Students will learn about the lives of children long ago and the history of toys and play through a hands-on, inquiry-based exploration of this exciting exhibition. All aboard!
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
Book now! Closing September 25, 2016
Bring your students on an interactive tour of the work of Mo Willems, author of the beloved children’s book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Students will learn about the creative process and how even the simplest drawings can convey a story. A read aloud is included in every tour.
Art and Nature
April 1, 2017–June 4, 2017
The New-York Historical Society is home to one of the most famous collections of 19th century art: the bucolic landscapes of the Hudson River School artists. In this program students explore these beautiful works of art. learning why and how they came to be.
Recommended for Grade 1 and up
Permanent Collection Programs
A Day at the Museum
Welcome to the New-York Historical Society! Explore the galleries to learn the fundamentals of a museum visit and the different jobs people have in the museum community. Students study paintings and objects from long ago and begin to understand the meaning of history and the purpose of a museum.
Learning History with Paintings
Examine, describe, and imagine life in the past by looking at beautiful paintings and learning how to interpret the stories they tell.
New York: Then and Now
Find clues about how life was different in the past through close observation of paintings and objects. Compare and contrast then and now to trace how New York became the city it is today.
DiMenna Children’s History Museum
Students build content knowledge and vocabulary as they work like historians, examining artifacts and exploring the children’s museum to place them in their proper historical context.
Recommended for Grade 2
To download a PDF of these programs, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-485-9293