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.

N-YHS Museum & Library
14 minutes

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. 

Member Events

Our 2017 exhibition Tattooed New York explored the rich and vibrant history of tattooing in New York. Cristian Panaite, associate curator of exhibitions, hosts cultural anthropologist Mike McCabe and tattoo artists Michelle Myles, co-owner Daredevil Tattoo; and Mehai Bakaty, owner Fineline Tattoo, as they explore everything from the invention of the electric tattoo machine to the three-decade ban on ink in New York City.

Programs and Events
46 minutes

Explore a fascinating intersection of the personal and political with author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall as she discusses her book, Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, a triple biography of three sisters, in conversation with historian Carol Berkin.

Member Events
42 minutes

Experience New-York Historical's Nadelman Collection, a vast trove purchased in 1937 from the avant-garde sculptor Elie Nadelman. Museum Director Margi Hofer explores the pioneering works gathered by the sculptor and his wife in the 1920s as well as the relationship between Nadelman's modernist sculpture and the vernacular art he championed.

N-YHS Museum & Library
47 minutes

Valerie Paley, Chief Historian at New-York Historical and Director of the Center for Women’s History, and Kenneth T. Jackson, Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University and New-York Historical's former president, take a look back at the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the History Responds collecting initiative which he launched, and the reverberations we continue to feel in our city and country today.


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