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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.

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Learn about Toypurina, a Tongva wise woman who led a rebellion against a Spanish mission in Alta California. 

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Learn about how free Black women in Spanish Louisiana turned an oppressive law into a celebration of individuality and culture. 

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Learn about Catalina Trico, one of New Netherland’s first settlers.

Member Events

Join Curator Cristian Petru Panaite and celebrate the golden age of comedy with a tour of our current exhibition So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II and the companion exhibition The Gift of Laughter


Creative: Tronvig Group