Historical & Cultural Resources

These historical resources include all sorts of media- photographs of people, places, and historical artifacts and objects, short written texts, videos, podcasts, webcams, and more. Search within them for texts related to your unit of study in ELA, social studies, or the integrated arts.

Note: This is not intended to be comprehensive. Please let us know if you have an historical resource to recommend!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites


National Congress of American Indians


Museums


The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, New York & Washington


National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian, Washington


National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington


The United States National Archives


The Constitution Center, Philadelphia


The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia


The National Park Service - Discover History

*search for National Historic Sites local to your state/community that are part of the National Park Service historical network!


National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service

*search for locations near or in your community!


The Tenement Museum, New York City


New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA


Museum of African American History, Boston/Nantucket


Colonial Williamsburg, VA


Historic Jamestown, VA


Plimouth-Patuxet Museum, MA


Historical Societies

We’ve included a list of state or city historical societies from the northeast, where our work is most concentrated. But ideally, work with the state, county, city, or town historical society near you for local artifacts, primary sources, and old news stories to customize your curriculum in ELA, social studies, or the integrated arts.


New England


Connecticut Historical Society


Maine Historical Society


Massachusetts Historical Society


New Hampshire Historical Society


Rhode Island Historical Society


Vermont Historical Society


Mid-Atlantic


Delaware Historical Society


New Jersey Historical Society


New York Historical Society, New York City


New York State Museum


Maryland Center for History and Culture


Historical Society of Pennsylvania


Virginia Museum of History and Culture