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
30 minutes

Originally published in 2012, science author David Quammen’s book Spillover hypothesized the increasing frequency of diseases spreading from animals to humans, coupled with the speed and ease of modern world travel, could be the recipe for a global pandemic. Now, in the midst of COVID-19, Quammen discusses his work and unique insights into how, where, and why diseases emerge.


Dive into the life and times of Bill Graham, the legendary music impresario behind the biggest names in rock & roll.

N-YHS Museum & Library

Did you know that New-York Historical collects items related to significant current events through our History Responds initiative? Associate Curator Rebecca Klassen takes an inside look at our collecting around the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests.

Member Events

New-York Historical’s Chief Historian Valerie Paley and historian Harold Holzer discuss items from Holzer’s book and New-York Historical's accompanying exhibition, The Civil War in 50 Objects

Programs and Events
2 minutes 12 seconds

President and CEO of New-York Historical Society Louise Mirrer shares a personal reflection about the Vietnam War. From Carnegie Hall's The '60s Festival.


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