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
Historical Walking Tours
Sat, May 5th, 2018 |
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
(Members $22)
May 2018
David M. Rubenstein Presidents Series
Peter Baker, Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Mon, May 7th, 2018 | 8:00 pm
(Members $24)
May 2018
Jon Meacham, Willie Geist (moderator)
Wed, May 9th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
(Members $55)
May 2018
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Philip C. Bobbitt
Fri, May 11th, 2018 | 7:00 pm


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