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.
New-York Historical’s Chief Historian Valerie Paley and historian Harold Holzer discuss two items from Holzer’s book and New-York Historical's accompanying exhibition, The Civil War in 50 Objects. This episode contrasts the lives and service of the generals Ulysses S. Grant and Benjamin Butler.
When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. Marci Reaven, vice president, history exhibitions, and Dominique Jean-Louis, project historian, tell the dramatic story of the struggle for Black equality after the end of slavery, and explore a half century of stunning advances and reversals.
As Members, you already know the value of New-York Historical Society and our exhibitions and programs. Recently, our friend, actor Michael Douglas, shared a message about one of his favorite museums.
New-York Historical’s Chief Historian Valerie Paley and historian Harold Holzer discuss two items from Holzer’s book and New-York Historical's accompanying exhibition, The Civil War in 50 Objects. This episode features artistic interpretations of Abraham Lincoln, his family, scenes of life as a soldier, and remarkable watercolors painted by a prisoner of war.