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.

Programs and Events
14 minutes 1 second

Since 1856, the New-York Historical Society has hosted its annual Strawberry Festival luncheon, celebrating awardees' contributions to public life. Proceeds from the event support the organization's crucial education programs for young people. Renowned shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Part I features introductions from New-York Historical President & CEO Louise Mirrer and Board Chair Pam B. Schafler, followed by remarks from Stuart Weitzman.

Learn more about the 2018 Strawberry Festival and watch part II of the event, a conversation between Stuart Weitzman and Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic.

Programs and Events
45 minutes 48 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 Joanne Freeman, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, discuss George Washington’s America. 

Programs and Events
1 hour 31 seconds

In an intimate conversation with David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, esteemed American historian Drew Gilpin Faust, 28th President of Harvard University, discusses her work as a Civil War historian and uncovers the pivotal role universities play in modeling cultural and political understanding and strengthening American society.

Programs and Events
53 minutes 7 seconds

Best-selling author, scholar, and journalist Walter Isaacson and American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discuss Isaacson’s life and career exploring the biographies of history’s geniuses from Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs. Presented as part of New-York Historical's annual Weekend with History: Palm Beach.

Programs and Events
49 minutes 5 seconds

In an intimate conversation, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns joins David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, to shed new light on the military, political, cultural, social, and human dimensions of a tragedy of epic proportions: the Vietnam War.


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