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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.

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s groundbreaking exhibition featuring more than 150 objects re-examines Revere’s life, transforming visitors’ understanding of the innovative businessman through an in-depth exploration of his accomplishments as a silversmith, printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer. 

Programs and Events
26 minutes 47 seconds

Program Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Speakers: Bernard L. Schwartz, David Rubenstein (moderator)

In celebration of 15 years of transformative support of New-York Historical, Bernard L. Schwartz highlights his fascinating life—from his youth and service during the Second World War to his life’s work in private investment, public policy, philanthropy, and industry. 

Programs and Events
19 minutes

Watch highlights from the morning keynote address by Lisa McGirr, of Harvard University and author of The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State, presented in a question and answer format.

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Explore 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along “the most interesting river in America” through artifacts, media, and celebrated Hudson River School paintings. 

Programs and Events
26 minutes 50 seconds

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society, Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, and John A. Farrell, author of "Richard Nixon: A Life", the winner of the 2017 Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History, discusses the life and career of a man who led America in a time of turmoil.


Creative: Tronvig Group