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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.

14 minutes 32 seconds

Studies show that when it comes to political advertising, we feel first and think later. So the most impactful campaign ads aim for our hearts—fear, anger, hope and pride—and they run the gamut from stirring to downright dirty. I Approve This Message, an exhibition about the emotional impact of political advertising in a landscape altered by the internet, was to open at the New-York Historical Society in September 2020. 

Member Events
47 minutes 32 seconds

Curator Confidential is a weekly webinar series, running during the Museum's temporary closing, exclusive for Members to participate in live. In this series, New-York Historical curators take a deep dive into some of the highlights of our collection and past exhibitions.

Member Events
48 minutes 6 seconds

The History Hour is a weekly webinar series, running during the Museum's temporary closing, exclusive for Members to participate in live. The series features Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley discussing the history behind highlights from the book, The Civil War in 50 Objects

Programs and Events
38 minutes 19 seconds

In a timely conversation hosted by the New-York Historical Society, celebrated playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang and acclaimed composer Huang Ruo join New-York Historical Trustee Agnes Hsu-Tang to explore the ways they address anti-Asian and Asian American racism in their creative work.

Politics and War
7 minutes 9 seconds

Nominated for the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Marshall Curry's acclaimed documentary explores a stunning moment in New York City history: a 1939 rally at Madison Square Garden during which 20,000 Americans gathered to celebrate the rise of Nazism. Made entirely of archival footage, A Night at The Garden transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.


Creative: Tronvig Group