New York City: Then and Now
New York City is the most populated city in the United States, but was it always? Campers will explore how New York City evolved from its colonial roots up to the present by examining works of art, artifacts, photographs, and prints. By the program’s end they will understand how New York grew to be the city it is today.

Recommended ages: 5 and up

Being a Historian
What exactly are historians and why do we need them? Campers will go on a Museum highlights tour to experience the kind of work that historians do, from examining an artifact and discovering its secrets to analyzing a painting for clues about the past. In the end, they will have to decide - is learning about the past important after all?

Recommended ages: 5 and up

Learning History with Paintings
The paintings in the New-York Historical Society’s collection are not only works of art, but windows into our past. Campers will learn to identify portraits, cityscapes, and landscapes, and then practice uncovering the stories that the artists are telling. They will quickly learn that not all artists can be trusted to tell the truth!

Recommended ages: 5 and up

History Detectives
Discover New York City through the DiMenna Children’s History Museum and meet the children who lived here from the late 17th through the 20th century. Campers will use all their senses to explore the gallery and participate in a scavenger hunt that will keep them on the move.

Recommended ages: 7 and up

All our program are led by an educator in the galleries. The cost is $150 for up to 30 students. For more information call 212-485-9293 or e-mailschoolprograms@nyhistory.org

Creative: Tronvig Group