Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.


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.

2 minutes 47 seconds

Explore Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic on view at New-York Historical Society when we reopen on September 11, 2020 through February 7, 2021. 

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New-York Historical's specially produced documentary film―narrated by Meryl Streep―places women at the center of political thought and action that reshaped the country in the early 20th century. The unique 17-minute film was created by Donna Lawrence Productions and profiles some of the remarkable women whose advocacy for change had lasting effects. Previously screened throughout the day in our Robert H. Smith Auditorium, an abridged version of We Rise is now available online for a limited time only to honor the centennial of women's suffrage and the struggle for equality and civil rights that continues today. Come experience the full film in person when we reopen on Sept. 11!

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47 minutes 37 seconds

Marilyn Kushner, Ph.D., curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, leads an insider’s look at New-York Historical's renowned McKim, Mead & White Architectural Collection with guest curator Horatio Joyce, Ph.D., the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research Fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a former Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellow at New-York Historical. 

15 minutes 45 seconds

This video is from the exhibition "Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution," organized by Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, on view at the New-York Historical Society from February 14, 2020–Jan 3, 2021.

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30 minutes

Originally published in 2012, science author David Quammen’s book Spillover hypothesized the increasing frequency of diseases spreading from animals to humans, coupled with the speed and ease of modern world travel, could be the recipe for a global pandemic. Now, in the midst of COVID-19, Quammen discusses his work and unique insights into how, where, and why diseases emerge.


Creative: Tronvig Group