Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Special Workshops & Events

Dig deeply into history and inquiry in these innovative workshops, developed by the New-York Historical Society and its cultural partners. Special workshops include interactive activities, guest speakers, access to our collections, and Common Core-aligned curriculum materials.

Participation is applicable towards maintaining professional certification from the New York City Department of Education.

For more information contact or 212-485-9256.



Fall Educator Open House
Tuesday, September 30
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Mingle with colleagues and friends over wine and refreshments and enjoy free access to Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, our newest groundbreaking exhibition. During your visit, learn about the wide range of education programs on offer for students and teachers, meet N-YHS’s Education staff and receive free curriculum materials to use in your classroom.
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Film Screening: The Better Angels
Monday, October 6
4:30 to 7 pm
Join us for a “sneak peek” screening of The Better Angels before it hits theaters! This feature film - produced by Terrence Malick - is a heartfelt narrative of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood and a realistic depiction of life in the 19th-century American wilderness. The evening will include pre-film refreshments, an introduction by Dr. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the National Museum of American History, and free teaching materials.
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Lunch & Learn: Creating History-Inspired Books Using Primary Sources
Wednesday, October 22
12 to 3 pm
Join us for a half-day workshop in partnership with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the NYC Department of Education, which will explore the power of primary sources and the process for bringing the past to life through storytelling. Participants will learn about the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition and receive free resources. Guest speakers from the NYC DOE and Ezra Jack Keats Foundation will be on hand and lunch will be provided.
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Election Day Workshop: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
November 4
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
This year’s annual Election Day workshop will highlight N-YHS’s newest exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. Featuring a keynote by Amy Chin - whose family history is featured in the exhibition; a guided tour of the exhibition; and interactive, Common Core-aligned activities, this day-long workshop will encourage participants to consider the challenges of immigration, citizenship and belonging that shaped both the Chinese American experience and the development of our nation. All participants will receive free curriculum materials to use in the classroom. Coffee will be served.
$35 per person
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New York Rising: The American Revolution in New York
Saturday, December 13
10 am to 2 pm
Put on a tri-corn hat and spend your Saturday critically examining the role of New York City during the Founding Era. Engage rich revolutionary history through hands-on and inquiry-driven instruction that uses the collections of the New-York Historical Society. Walk away with valuable strategies and primary sources that you can incorporate into your classroom. Pizza lunch will be provided!
$15 per person ($10 for members)
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Dim Sum & History with the Museum of Chinese in America
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10 am to 2 pm
Explore questions of history, identity and belonging during this program co-presented with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Tour MOCA’s newest exhibition, Waves of Identity, and participate in an interactive workshop based on our new Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion curriculum. End the day with a delicious dim sum lunch from Chinatown favorite Red Egg and take home a free copy of the curriculum. NOTE: This event will take place at MOCA, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY.
$25 per person ($20 for members)
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