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.

Member Events

Marci Reaven, vice president of history exhibitions at New-York Historical, explores how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to victory in World War II.

Fellowship Talks
45 minutes

How were slaves represented visually after their emancipation? Join us for a discussion between Amanda Bellows—whose new book American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination grew, in part, out of work she did while at the New-York Historical—and Aston Gonzalez, who’s new book, Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. We hope you can join us for this fascinating program.

Fellowship Talks
54 minutes

Were the founders "revisionist historians?" Before the American Revolution, most British American colonists thought of British history as their own, but by 1800 that was no longer the case.

N-YHS Museum & Library

New-York Historical's specially produced documentary film―narrated by Meryl Streep―places women at the center of political thought and action that reshaped the country in the early 20th century.

Member Events
60 minutes

Many Americans associate the name Tiffany & Co. with the company’s iconic turquoise boxes. But few are aware of the fascinating 183-year history of this New York retailer. Join Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts, as she reveals the company's story through a virtual look at our incomparable collection of Tiffany & Co. silver treasures.


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