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.

Fellowship Talks

Professor Robert L. Tsai and author Dr. Julia Rose Kraut discuss her new book, Threat of Dissent—a social, political, and legal history of ideological exclusion and deportation in the United States, from the Alien Friends Act of 1798 to the evolving policies of the Trump administration.

Member Events
43 minutes 23 seconds

When the 19th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago, it enabled more American women to vote than ever before. Even so, it did not guarantee voting rights for all women. In commemorating the centennial, how do we tell this complex history? 

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. 

N-YHS Museum & Library

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!

Member Events
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. 


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