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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
4 minutes 30 seconds

How will New York City recover from the pandemic? As we emerge from the scourge of COVID-19, historian Leslie Harris looks to the past for examples of how previous generations of New Yorkers recovered from the worst of times.

30 seconds

Where did the title “Turn Every Page” come from? Hear from the man himself in this short preview of the exhibition. And in the weeks ahead, look for more video stories from Robert A. Caro about exhibition highlights from his archive. 

30 minutes

"Nueva York" (1613 – 1945) explores how New York's long and deep involvement with Spain and Latin America has affected virtually every aspect of the city's development

N-YHS Museum & Library
30 minutes

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the New-York Historical Society broke ground on a new building expansion that will include, among other thrilling projects, the future home of the American LGBTQ+ Museum. 

Programs and Events
49 minutes

What was the Barbizon Hotel? Long a female-only residential hotel, it granted 20th-century women a new level of freedom to pursue careers, romance, adventure, and independence.


Creative: Tronvig Group