New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.
Technology is developing at a breathtaking rate. It seems like every week some new innovation makes the "cutting edge" obsolete. In this program, Walter Isaacson and experts explore our digital future, what new innovations will change the way we live, and how the rapid development of technology poses new threats to our security. This program is part of a special series, conceived by Harold Newman, examining where we’ve been, where we are and the complexities and possibilities of the world beyond tomorrow.
Walter Isaacson tells the riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searing, intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, Steve Jobs stood as an icon of inventiveness and imagination.
Please note, Mikhail Gorbachev's office has informed us that due to unforeseen circumstances, he must cancel the public program, "An Evening with Mikhail Gorbachev", scheduled for Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.