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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.

Programs and Events
20 minutes 46 deconds

Their bitter rivalry is the stuff of legends, but the Hamilton-Burr duel was all too real. After decades of personal and professional disagreements, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr faced off in a fight to the death. But before they fired guns, they fought with words. Watch the the dramatization of the original letters exchanged between Burr and Hamilton just months before their violent encounter on the banks of Weehawken, New Jersey in July 1804. This faithful reenactment by actors from the American Historical Theatre was presented at New-York Historical Society as part of our Summer of Hamilton program in July and August 2016.

Programs and Events
49 minutes 51 seconds

Author, historian, and political commentator for ABC News and NPR, Cokie Roberts, in conversation with American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discusses the women of Washington, particularly during the Civil War, and the indispensable role they played in maintaining the capital, keeping the Union unified, and forever changing the place of women in society.

Programs and Events
59 minutes 32 seconds

Presidential historian and author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, Robert Dallek, in conversation with American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discusses the life and legacy of our 35th President. Presented as part of New-York Historical's fourth annual Weekend with History: Palm Beach.

Programs and Events
49 minutes 39 seconds

Leading investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward, celebrated for his work uncovering the Watergate scandal, and American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, analyze recently discovered pieces of the Nixon-Watergate puzzle and discuss the untold story of the White House aide who disclosed Nixon's secret taping system, ultimately bringing about the fall of the Nixon presidency.

Programs and Events
58 minutes 47 seconds

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, and American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, delve into the captivating minds of history’s most creative and inventive thinkers. Discover the defining qualities shared by the world’s most imaginative geniuses, and learn how innovators from Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs have stimulated progress by daring to think outside the box.


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