Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical! Learn about the past and engage with your community through our digital audio and video resources.
The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.
In the fall/winter of 2016, we explored the early history of Jewish settlers in the Americas in The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World. Missed the exhibition? Discover art and objects in this interactive tour of the exhibit.
The New-York Historical Society's new Center for Women's History, the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum, reveals the untold stories of women of all backgrounds who have shaped American history. Herstory happens here.
Learn more at www.nyhistory.org/womens-history
The New-York Historical Society's breathtaking collection of art and objects comes alive through sprawling displays and interactive media in our new North Gallery on our renovated fourth floor, featuring objects as old as a copper and wooden globe from 1542 to those as new a door covered with more than 190 graffiti tags from in the 1970s.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Acclaimed historian Annette Gordon-Reed is renowned for her work uncovering both the political and the private life of one of America’s most celebrated Founders, Thomas Jefferson. In a conversation moderated by American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family looks at the enigmatic third President’s vision of himself, the Revolution, and the American experiment taking shape around him.
March 7, 2017 - Billie Jean King—longtime champion for social justice, former No. 1 tennis player in the world, and the first female athlete and first member of the LGBT community to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom—is a pioneering leader in the movement for gender equality both within and outside of sports. In celebration of the grand opening of New-York Historical’s new Center for Women’s History—and the inclusion of pieces from her personal collection—King discusses her iconic life and career with American philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, highlighting pivotal moments including her historic victory in the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match and underlining her mission to incorporate equality into the larger fabric of the American story.