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Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical through digital audio and video resources to learn about the past and engage with your community.

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The New-York Historical Society: A Celebration by Ric Burns

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.

Creative: Tronvig Group