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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.

Member Events
55 minutes

Explore the gay and lesbian community that flourished during the 1950s on Fire Island through some 70 enlarged photographs and additional ephemera. 


In the final chapter of our 6-part series, Bob Hope us takes into D-Day and the Unites States invasion of Europe, which turned the tide of World War II—leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany and victory for the Allies.


Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham's life and legacy are the subject of our current exhibition Cover Story: Katherine Graham, CEO


In the fifth video of our series, we present a poignant musical interlude: Bob Hope and two members of his troupe of entertainers, Jerry Colonna and Tony Romano, harmonize on a rendition of the ballad "If I Had My Way," serenading the troops on the battle-scarred Bougainville Island. 

Programs and Events
1 hour

The Constitution won popular approval in 1788, but that was just the beginning of the story. In the following decades, everyone from ordinary Americans to statesmen continued to wrestle with weighty questions left unresolved by the document, including border territorial expansion, the rights of Indian nations, and the proper role of the judicial branch. Acclaimed scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Brookhiser engage in an enlightening discussion on the biggest constitutional questions of America’s early days.


Creative: Tronvig Group