Update

New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

Media

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.

About

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.

Member Events
2 minutes

As Members, you already know the value of New-York Historical Society and our exhibitions and programs. Recently, our friend, actor Michael Douglas, shared a message about one of his favorite museums.

Member Events
45 minutes

New-York Historical’s Chief Historian Valerie Paley and historian Harold Holzer discuss two items from Holzer’s book and New-York Historical's accompanying exhibition, The Civil War in 50 Objects. This episode features the Zouave uniform, military buttons, a footlocker, and a snare drum.
 

Member Events
45 minutes 15 seconds

New-York Historical’s Chief Historian Valerie Paley and historian Harold Holzer discuss two items from Holzer’s book and New-York Historical's accompanying exhibition, The Civil War in 50 Objects. This episode features a half model of the Union's revolutionary ship, the USS Monitor, and a cipher key.

Programs and Events

What did the nation look like in the years following the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of African Americans? In a special conversation to celebrate Juneteenth, historians David W. Blight and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. (moderator) delve into the life of one of the most important figures of the 19th century, writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and how his legacy continues to resonate today. 

Member Events
46 minutes

This episode features pivotal items from the 1863 Draft Riots in New York City: a draft wheel used in a lottery that touched off the riots and a scorched bible rescued from the Colored Orphan Asylum, which was attacked and burned down by a white mob.

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