Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. 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.

May 2012
Audio
The True Gold Standard
May 17th, 2012
1 hour 58 seconds
James Grant
Lewis E. Lehrman
Edward Chancellor (moderator)

You may need: Adobe Flash Player.

Three experts discuss the history of the Gold Standard and weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks that would come with its reinstatement.

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April 2012
Audio
When General Grant Expelled the Jews
April 18th, 2012
1 hour 8 minutes
Jonathan Sarna

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Jonathan Sarna discusses one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in American history: General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order Number 11 that expelled all Jews from his military districts.

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April 2012
Audio
The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White
April 12th, 2012
56 minutes 23 seconds
Daniel J. Sharfstein
Brent Staples (moderator)

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Daniel J. Sharfstein, in conversation with Brent Staples, unravels the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America and force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are.

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April 2012
Audio
The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food
April 3rd, 2012
51 minutes 30 seconds
Adam Gopnik

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Adam Gopnik takes the audience on a beguiling journey that begins in eighteenth-century France — the birthplace of our modern tastes and, by no coincidence, the restaurant — telling the story of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

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March 2012
Audio
Conquered into Liberty
March 29th, 2012
1 hour 48 seconds
Eliot A. Cohen
Josiah Bunting III (moderator)

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Eliot A. Cohen and Josiah Bunting III tell the story of how woodland skirmishes and massacres, frontal assaults, and shadowy covert actions shaped America’s approach to geopolitics and war.

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