Tech Commons

New-York Historical's digital learning lab and maker space designed for teens

New-York Historical Society’s Teen Programs take place in the Tech Commons @ New-York Historical, a fully equipped digital learning lab and maker space designed for teens.  

This dynamic new space is loaded with a full array of digital equipment -- from fun to professional -- to help tomorrow’s leaders explore their imaginations and curiosities.

Some Features and Tools:

  • High powered computers and design and production software 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) tools
  • 3D scanners and printers to recreate and transform collection objects
  • Digital cameras, 360 cameras, and video production equipment 
  • Soundproof recording booth and professional editing software to create audio and video projects
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) 

To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Drop-in Hours and other Tech Commons events are on hiatus until further notice.

Any Questions?

Send us an email at teens@nyhistory.org.

Tech Commons for Teens

Whether you’re looking to do some research on our tablets, record a podcast or song, 3D print an artifact, design and code a website, or just hang out and explore, the Tech Commons is the place for you.

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Education programs are made possible through endowments established by
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funds are provided by
Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund
Acorn Hill Foundation
Altman Foundation
Amazon
Barker Welfare Foundation
AT&T
Best Buy
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Con Edison
Deutsche Bank
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Mark and Lori Fife
Henry Nias Foundation
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Keith Haring Foundation
IBM
Susan and Robert E. Klein
Caroline Lowndes Foundation
Ann Lozman
Dan W. Lufkin

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Sandra and Lowell Mintz
Consulate General of the Netherlands
New York Community Trust
Onassis Foundation USA
Heidi and Richard Ong
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
The Pinkerton Foundation
Jean Reid
Denice Rein
Richard Reiss
Rice Family Foundation
Sara Lee Schupf
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts
Robie Spector
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Thompson Family Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
The Waterfall Family Foundation
Rachael Wells
Winston Foundation
Marie and John Zimmermann Fund