Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will be closed Tuesday, January 27 and will reopen Wednesday, January 28. For details, please visit our calendar.

Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes U library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

September 2012
Winter of the World
September 18th, 2012
1 hour and 5 minutes
Ken Follett
Charles Osgood (moderator)

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Bestselling author Ken Follett, in conversation with Charles Osgood, discusses his new book, Winter of the World, a tale of five families living through the upheaval of the 1930s and 1940s.

July 2012
Beer Appreciation Night: The History and Renaissance of American Brewing
July 10th, 2012
58 minutes 44 seconds
Garrett Oliver
Steve Hindy
Debra Schmidt Bach
Nina Nazionale
Gabrielle Langholtz (moderator)

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Panelists discuss the history of American brewing in New York City, home to more than 100 breweries a century ago.

June 2012
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
June 7th, 2012
59 minutes 30 seconds
Steve Coll
Kati Marton (moderator)

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In conversation with Kati Marton, Steve Coll sheds light on ExxonMobil and the larger-than-life characters who have contributed to its colossal story.

May 2012
Lincoln and Davis: Commanders-in-Chief
May 31st, 2012
1 hour 7 minutes
James M. McPherson
William C. Davis
Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Renowned Civil War historians explore one of the great mysteries of American history: why the militarily experienced Jefferson Davis faltered while the untested Abraham Lincoln triumphed.

May 2012
Freedom’s Forge: American Business and World War II
May 22nd, 2012
53 minutes 8 seconds
Arthur Herman

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In a special program presented at the ‘21’ Club, historian Arthur Herman discusses how two extraordinary businessmen propelled the Allies to victory in World War II by transforming America’s army into a global force and laying the foundation for a new industrial America.

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