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
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
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.
Connecticut Historical Society
Maine Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society History Source: Primary Sources for K-12 Teachers
Massachusetts Historical Society: Underrepresented Communities: Primary Sources
New Hampshire Historical Society
Rhode Island Historical Society
Vermont Historical Society
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