Education Programming


Alice Austen House Education Programs

A National Historic Landmark devoted to the life and work of one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers, the Alice Austen House is proud to present educational programs that enhance your curricula and stimulate your students. The Alice Austen House is committed to the creation and delivery of equitable programs that provide all students with the best tools for learning success through the arts. Although the content of each program varies, each program includes essential components: a short history of Alice Austen, looking at and discussing her photos, and learning how to use a digital camera. These 75 minute programs meet NYS standards S.S – #1, 2, 3; Language Arts- #E2, E3, E4; and The Arts- #1, 2, 3, 4. 

“I have made great friends and listened to even more amazing stories. I will never forget this day.”

– Shannya G

A student attendee of our 2018 Intergenerational Storytelling Through Photography Workshop

Online Educational Resources


Learn new photographic processes, participate in group photography activities and experience an interactive virtual tour all from your computer!

Click here to head to the Education Corner.


“From the outside, this charming cottage looks like any other late 17th-century Dutch Colonial House. Step inside, and you’ll soon discover it was the home base for one of New York’s most celebrated female photographers.” 

Atlas Obscura, 2018