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.

N-YHS Museum & Library
4 minutes 14 seconds

From Eloise's adventures at The Plaza to the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York to our groundbreaking exploration of the Vietnam War, we journeyed through countless stories throughout U.S. history over the last year. Join us at the Museum to dive into the past! See what's on now and what's coming up at Plus, stop by all year long for riveting programs. Check out our events calendar at

Fun Facts
3 minutes 25 seconds

Magician Joshua Jay—holder of a Guinness World Record in card tricks—presents classic illusions as seen in our exhibition Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection. Learn more about New-York Historical's Summer of Magic at

Video production by Reuben Moreland
Music by Secession Studios

Fun Facts
22 minutes 15 seconds

From the Norman Rockwell Museum. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to defend freedom worldwide through the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—now considered a sublime moment in rhetorical history—did not turn out to be the immediate triumph he envisioned. It would take continuous efforts and scores of patriotic artists to give his Four Freedoms new life. Most prominent among them was Norman Rockwell, whose images became a national sensation in early 1943 when they were first published in the Saturday Evening Post. Learn more in this documentary from the Norman Rockwell Museum, and see Rockwell's original works on view in our exhibition Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms.

History, Politics, and War
59 minutes 27 seconds

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society, Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, and Peter Baker, New York Times chief White House correspondent, discuss Barack Obama’s legacy.   

Programs and Events
38 minutes 14 seconds

Since 1856, the New-York Historical Society has hosted its annual Strawberry Festival luncheon, celebrating awardees' contributions to public life. Proceeds from the event support the organization's crucial education programs for young people. Renowned shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Part II features a conversation between Stuart Weitzman and Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic.



Creative: Tronvig Group