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.


What was the role of public theater in ancient Athens? Explore the ways theater provided a collective voice for citizens to comment on the issues of the day.

Programs and Events

We are delighted to announce Alexander Mikaberidze, author of The Napoleonic Wars (Oxford Press), as the winner of the 2020 Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society. Jointly administered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New-York Historical Society, this award seeks to engage public discourse in wartime studies, international relations, and diplomacy.


New-York Historical's exhibition “Turn Every Page”: Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive showcases never-before-seen highlights from life and career of Robert Caro, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind such masterful biographies as The Power Broker and the multi-volume series The Years of Lyndon Johnson

55 minutes

How did Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg become an unlikely pop cultural icon in her 80s?

N-YHS Museum & Library
4 minutes 30 seconds

How will New York City recover from the pandemic? As we emerge from the scourge of COVID-19, historian Leslie Harris looks to the past for examples of how previous generations of New Yorkers recovered from the worst of times.


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