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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

Biographers have long struggled with telling the complex life stories of women with outsized legacies. Michelle Duster, scholar and author of Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells, and New York magazine’s Irin Carmon, author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, join us to discuss the challenges and rewards of translating monumental figures and cultural icons like Wells and Ginsburg to public, intergenerational, audiences.  

Programs and Events
45 minutes

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, newspapers and magazines turned their gaze towards a new and potentially lucrative body of readers: women. 

Programs and Events
1 hour

While the past 50 years have been defined by the technological breakthroughs of the digital age, the 21st century finds humanity entering a new, exciting chapter: a life-science revolution.

2 minutes

In the third video of our series, Bob Hope himself narrates a trip his troupe took to the South Pacific theater in 1944. It might look like a country club, he says, but don't let the peaceful surroundings fool you—the casualty rate would reach 50 percent in the coming days. 

3 minutes

A legendary movie star and comedian, Bob Hope was beloved by generations of service members for his work entertaining the troops. Explore his unique role during World War II with a moving six-part video series made from archival footage. 


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