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
32 minutes

Megan Twohey is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter with the New York Times and co-author of the book SHE SAID: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement. She discusses how to report on these topics with sensitivity and fairness with New York magazine senior correspondent Irin Carmon.

Programs and Events
57 minutes

Serving as Allied Commander during World War II and later as President of the United States, few people have made decisions as momentous and consequential as Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Programs and Events
43 minutes

For the first time in decades, the Supreme Court will revisit its most contested topic, abortion rights, in a case that could unsettle years of precedent. Our esteemed panel explains what the new case is about, how we got here, and what's next for the future of reproductive rights.

Programs and Events
53 minutes

Legendary broadcast journalist Lesley Stahl and Pulitzer Prize-winning political commentator Peggy Noonan both started working in the male-dominated news world in the 1970s and both rose to international acclaim.

Programs and Events
1 hour

Presented in conjunction with the documentary Driving While Black, acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns is joined by historians and authors Gretchen Sorin and Craig Steven Wilder for a discussion illuminating how the automobile transformed the African American experience in the early-to-mid-20th century and beyond. Discover how this film came together as well as the important subject matter it explores, including how the advent of the automobile offered a newfound sense of freedom while further exposing Black travelers to discrimination and violence on the road. 


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