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.
Watch highlights from the morning keynote address by Lisa McGirr, of Harvard University and author of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, presented in a question and answer format.
Explore 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along “the most interesting river in America” through artifacts, media, and celebrated Hudson River School paintings.
Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society, Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, and John A. Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: A Life", the winner of the 2017 Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History, discusses the life and career of a man who led America in a time of turmoil.
Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society. Peter Baker, New York Times chief White House correspondent and author of Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, and Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, discuss the presidency of George W. Bush.
From Eloise's adventures at The Plaza to the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York to our groundbreaking exploration of the Vietnam War, we journeyed through countless stories throughout U.S. history over the last year. Join us at the Museum to dive into the past! See what's on now and what's coming up at nyhistory.org/exhibitions. Plus, stop by all year long for riveting programs. Check out our events calendar at nyhistory.org/programs.