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
36 minutes 45 seconds

Celebrating the release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the New-York Historical Society presents a conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Enjoy this evening program commemorating President Lincoln and those who led the courageous fight to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, a copy of which is presented to Kushner from the New-York Historical Society.

48 minutes 53 seconds

Curator Richard Rabinowitz and historian Laurent DuBois discuss the captivating history told in the New-York Historical Society's all-new exhibition Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn. A landmark exploration of the American, French and Haitian struggles as a single global narrative, Revolution! shows how freedom, equality and the sovereignty of the people became universal goals. Find out more about Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn


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