Special Summer Offerings

Now through September 6th enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

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The Art of History is a unique classroom-based program combining social studies content with visual arts learning.

This five-session mini-residency teachers American history, art history, and art making. Students engage with historical content and visual culture by analyzing historic artifacts, documents, and images. They then learn techniques to visually document their history learning through art making. Every residency ends with a classroom exhibition of the students' work. 

Each Art of History unit costs $500 per class plus a small planning session fee. All materials and supplies are included along with a Teacher Resource Packet with a vocabulary list and suggested pre- and post-activities.

Choose one residency theme or create a series!

Lower Elementary: K – 2
Families Then and Now
Transportation in New York
Mapping My New York

Upper Elementary: 3 – 5
Life with the Lenape (Upper Elem and Middle School)
Life in New Amsterdam (Upper Elem)
American Revolution in New York (3rd-8th Grade)
Slavery in New York (3rd-8th Grade)
Immigration in New York (3-8th Grade)
Westward Expansion

Middle School: 6 – 8
Life with the Lenape
Life in New Amsterdam
American Revolution in New York
Westward Expansion
Civil War and New York (starting Jan. 2015)
Immigration in New York
Westward Expansion

To Book the Art of History: Contact Susan Zatt, susan.zatt@nyhistory.org.

Creative: Tronvig Group