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Nueva York Teacher Open House
Free Admission! Thursday, September 29th, 4:00-7:00PM at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
The New-York Historical Society and El Museo del Barrio invite you to mingle with colleagues during a fun-filled evening of art, food, and friends to celebrate the opening of our groundbreaking new exhibition Nueva York at El Museo. Learn about upcoming education programs and resources to be offered this year by both museums. The Historical Society’s museum educators and El Museo’s artist educators will facilitate interactive and inquiry-driven tours of Nueva York and of El Museo's Permanent Collection Voces y Visiones. The evening will also feature related primary resource workshops and hands-on art activities. All participants will receive the Nueva York and Voces y Visiones classroom materials. El Museo’s special membership discounts will be available at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is free and includes entry to the exhibition, tours with our trained educators and education staff, curriculum materials, and light refreshments.

Please register in advance using our online booking system Ed-Net, available at

NuevaYork School Programs
We are proud to announce guided gallery experiences and outreach programs for school groups of our new and exciting exhibition Nueva York. Curriculum-based gallery experiences take students through Nueva York at El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street) Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1:00 PM. Programs run 90 minutes and cost $50 dollars per class of 30 students or fewer. Outreach programs have different fees. All Nueva York programs can be conducted in English or Spanish.
Nueva York: 1613-1945
Through investigation of artifacts and artwork from the exhibition Nueva York, students will discover the vital role that the Spanish-speaking world and its people have played across four centuries of the city’s history, contributing to the city’s prosperity and making New York the most culturally vibrant city in the world.  The program will focus on three themes: Trade Ties, Cultural Interactions, and War, Revolution, and New York. Each teacher will receive the extensive Nueva York curriculum CD to accompany the program.
School Programs must be booked one week in advance. To book a gallery experience or an outreach visit, please contact School Programs at 212-485-9293 or

Professional Credit Opportunities for Teachers
The New-York Historical Society, in conjunction with the New York City After-School Professional Development Program, is offering the following three 30-hour professional development courses. Teachers wishing to receive professional credit must register online with the New York After-School Professional Development Program at

Using Picture Books to Engage Students in American History
This course helps teachers to analyze and incorporate high-quality picture books and primary sources into their teaching of key content areas within the elementary Social Studies curriculum. Teachers will be able to use these children’s books as resources for research, for developing language skills, for supporting cross-curriculum teaching, and to differentiate instruction. Participants will receive a pedagogy text.

Understanding the Underground Railroad
This course introduces teachers to the scholarship about the history, legacy, and memory of the Underground Railroad. Beginning with a survey of the history of slavery in this country to provide historical context for further learning, participants will then explore the workings of the Underground Railroad. Through document and object analysis, case studies, use of online resources, guest speakers, and field trips, participants will examine key figures in the Underground Railroad and the effects of their actions on the nation.  Participants will receive scholarly resources and reproductions of primary source materials.

Nueva York Professional Development
The New-York Historical Society provides many opportunities for teachers of all grade levels to continue to grow as educators and scholars. All workshops include activities that build content knowledge and teaching methodology and strategies. Teacher professional development sessions are customized for each class and school. To learn more about Nueva York workshops and all teacher professional development at N-YHS, contact Mia Nagawiecki at 212-485-9236 or>.

Questions? Please contact the N-YHS Education Department’s Administrative Assistant, Joshua Perea at 212-485-9293 or by email at