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.

Programs and Events
26 minutes 45 seconds

On June 20, 2017, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was honored with the 2017 Women in Public Life Award at the New-York Historical Society's 161st annual Strawberry Festival, which has been celebrating the achievements of women since 1856.

N-YHS Museum & Library
1 Minute 46 Seconds
Opening soon on our groundbreaking new 4th floor, the TechCommons @ New-York Historical is an innovative multimedia space for teens and young adults, offering an unprecedented opportunity for the next generation of historians—and history-makers—to take scholarship into their own hands. Young people can drop by to explore new topics in historical research and create digital and new media projects using scanners, computers, a 3D printer, an interactive media wall with three over-sized screens, specialized video and audio recording spaces, and more.
Programs and Events
1 Hour 4 Minutes 12 Seconds

Join us for an evening with one of the country’s most prominent historians, Pulitzer Prize-winning Eric Foner, discussing his illustrious career including his work on American icons such as Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln. In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, Eric Foner covers his substantial scholarship on the Civil War, slavery, and 19th-century America.

N-YHS Museum & Library
3 Minutes 49 Seconds

From the whimsical fun of Mo Willems to the powerful story of the Battle of Brooklyn, the New-York Historical Society explored a fascinating variety of American stories in 2016. Journey through our exciting year! Learn more about our past, current, and future exhibitions at Support the New-York Historical Society with a donation today.


In the fall/winter of 2016, we explored the early history of Jewish settlers in the Americas in The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World. Missed the exhibition? Discover art and objects in this interactive tour of the exhibit.


Creative: Tronvig Group