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Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical! Learn about the past and engage with your community through our digital audio and video resources.


The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.

N-YHS Museum & Library
58 minutes

The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 fundamentally transformed the East River and defined New York as we know it today. Radical public policy decisions and high-stakes investment made the East River into an infrastructural waterway that enabled the rapid industrial, population, and cultural boom on its eastern shore—today's Brooklyn and Queens.

Member Events

Generations of New-York Historical visitors have enjoyed our stunning, celebrated collection of Hudson River School landscapes. But did you know that many of these works came to our collection when they were still considered contemporary art?

Programs and Events
32 minutes

Megan Twohey is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter with the New York Times and co-author of the book SHE SAID: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement. She discusses how to report on these topics with sensitivity and fairness with New York magazine senior correspondent Irin Carmon.

Programs and Events
57 minutes

Serving as Allied Commander during World War II and later as President of the United States, few people have made decisions as momentous and consequential as Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Programs and Events
43 minutes

For the first time in decades, the Supreme Court will revisit its most contested topic, abortion rights, in a case that could unsettle years of precedent. Our esteemed panel explains what the new case is about, how we got here, and what's next for the future of reproductive rights.


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