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.


October 2017
Lectures & Conversations
Distinguished Lehrman Fellow at N-YHS Lecture
Andrew Roberts
Tue, October 10th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)
October 2017
Lectures & Conversations
Melissa A. Berman, Jason Lilien, Gail Cohen (moderator)
Wed, October 11th, 2017 |
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
October 2017
Lectures & Conversations
The Mathew "Mike" Gladstein Lecture in Biography
Ron Chernow
Thu, October 12th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)
October 2017
Walks & Talks
Historical Walking Tours
Cal Snyder, Lucy Oakley
Sat, October 14th, 2017 | 10:00 am
(Members $24)


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