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.
Since 1804, New-York Historical Society—New York's oldest museum—has been engaging New Yorkers and the public in fascinating exhibitions, world-renowned scholarship, and enlightening public programs. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns,"New-York Historical Society: A Celebration" takes you on a journey through 200 years of one of the city's most esteemed cultural institutions and research libraries.
From the 2015 History Makers Gala honoring Tony-award winning “Hamilton” composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, to a whirlwind adventure with comic books heroes and the Batmobile itself—and way more in between— the New-York Historical Society had a phenomenal year. Check out our 2015-2016 video highlights!
Watch the video to our successful Kickstarter project to fund bringing the iconic Telstar satellite to New-York Historical for Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York.
Watch a preview of the exhibition, that delves into the centuries-long history between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question “What does it mean to be an American?”
Watch a preview of the exhibition, an account of how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to Allied victory. The exhibition also explores the captivating, sobering, and moving stories of how New Yorkers experienced and confronted the challenges of “total war.”