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Media

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.

About

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
3 minutes 27 seconds

From the 2015 History Makers Gala honoring Tony-award winning “Hamilton” composer and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow, to a whirlwind adventure with comic books heroes and the Batmobile itself—and way more in between— the New-York Historical Society had a phenomenal year. Check out our 2015-2016 video highlights!

Exhibitions
2 minutes 42 seconds

Watch the video to our successful Kickstarter project to fund bringing the iconic Telstar satellite to New-York Historical for Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York. 

Exhibitions
30 seconds

Watch a preview of the exhibition, that delves into the centuries-long history between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question “What does it mean to be an American?” 

Exhibitions
30 seconds

Watch a preview of the exhibition, an account of how New York and its metropolitan region contributed to Allied victory. The exhibition also explores the captivating, sobering, and moving stories of how New Yorkers experienced and confronted the challenges of “total war.”

Programs and Events
36 minutes 45 seconds

Celebrating the release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the New-York Historical Society presents a conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Enjoy this evening program commemorating President Lincoln and those who led the courageous fight to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, a copy of which is presented to Kushner from the New-York Historical Society.

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