Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. 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.

December 2013
Audio
End of Days: The Final Hours of John F. Kennedy
December 4th, 2013
1 hour and 2 minutes
James L. Swanson

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Bestselling author James L. Swanson hones in on John F. Kennedy’s doomed trip to Texas, revealing lesser-known details about the final 48 hours of the late President’s life.

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November 2013
Audio
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735–1817
November 12th, 2013
Myron Magnet
Richard Brookhiser (moderator)

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Drawing on the lives of Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson and others, author Myron Magnet questions what kind of America the Founding Fathers sought to create and how they united as one to achieve a historical feat.

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November 2013
Audio
If Kennedy Lived
November 6th, 2013
Jeff Greenfield

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Jeff Greenfield journeys through a history that might have been, predicting what it would have meant for the United States and the world if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated.

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November 2013
Audio
Wilson
November 4th, 2013
1 hour and 29 minutes
A. Scott Berg

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As the first writer given access to recently-discovered papers belonging to President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter and personal physician, biographer A. Scott Berg shares his unique insight into the 28th U.S. President.

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October 2013
Audio
All the Great Prizes: John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
October 29th, 2013
John Taliaferro
Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Biographer John Taliaferro provides a long-overdue look into the life and work of John Hay, an unparalleled figure in American history with a remarkable political career.

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