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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.

Programs and Events
14 minutes 1 second

Since 1856, the New-York Historical Society has hosted its annual Strawberry Festival luncheon, celebrating awardees' contributions to public life. Proceeds from the event support the organization's crucial education programs for young people. Renowned shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was honored with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Part I features introductions from New-York Historical President & CEO Louise Mirrer and Board Chair Pam B. Schafler, followed by remarks from Stuart Weitzman.

Learn more about the 2018 Strawberry Festival and watch part II of the event, a conversation between Stuart Weitzman and Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic.

Exhibitions
30 seconds

 The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art.

Programs and Events
26 minutes 31 seconds

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society. Peter Baker, New York Times chief White House correspondent and author of Obama: The Call of History, and Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, discuss the legacy of the United States’ first African American president, Barack Obama.

Programs and Events
26 minutes 31 seconds

Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society, Joanne Freeman, co-host of the podcast BackStory, and Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, discuss our first president, and how his actions shaped the presidency for generations to come.

Programs and Events
1 hour 31 seconds

In an intimate conversation with David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, esteemed American historian Drew Gilpin Faust, 28th President of Harvard University, discusses her work as a Civil War historian and uncovers the pivotal role universities play in modeling cultural and political understanding and strengthening American society.

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