The New-York Historical Society regularly plays host to the most eminent historians, writers, and thinkers in the nation.

The heart of the New-York Historical Society public programs is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. And on select Friday evenings New-York Historical presents the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series.

Through the generosity of Mr. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to bring a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side. Our broad range of programs feature topics in history and current affairs, highlights from current exhibitions, film discussions, and musical performances.

Click on the program titles below for more information about each event. For more information about public programs and ticketing, please call (212) 485-9268.


May 2018
The C. Richard Hilker Lecture
Carol Troyen
Thu, May 3rd, 2018 |
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
May 2018
Special Programs
Fri, May 4th, 2018 |
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
May 2018
Bird Migration Walks in the Ramble
Alan Messer
Sat, May 5th, 2018 | 9:00 am
(Members $24)
May 2018
Special Programs
Sat, May 5th, 2018 |
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May 2018
Historical Walking Tours
Sat, May 5th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
(Members $22)


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