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. Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to produce a wide array of extraordinary lectures, conversations, and a new classic film series featuring notable writers, thinkers, and history makers. Our programs focus on history, politics, and current affairs, in addition to a variety of other topics.

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 2014
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Kati Marton
Akhil Reed Amar
Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | 7:00 pm
May 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Michael Korda
Tue, May 27th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
May 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, May 28th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
May 2014
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ted Widmer
Fri, May 30th, 2014 | 7:00 pm
June 2014
Walks & Talks
Historical Walking Tours
Cal Snyder
Lucy Oakley
Sun, June 1st, 2014 | 11:00 am
$30
(members $18)
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