The New-York Historical Society regularly plays host to the most eminent historians, writers and thinkers in the nation.

The heart of the New-York Historical Society public programs is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to produce a wide array of extraordinary lectures, conversations, and a new classic film series featuring notable writers, thinkers, and history makers. Our programs focus on history, politics, and current affairs, in addition to a variety of other topics.

Click on the program titles below for more information about each event. For more information about public programs and ticketing, please call (212) 485-9268.

May 2014
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Antonio Monda
Fri, May 16th, 2014 | 7:00 pm
May 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Barry Lewis
Sun, May 18th, 2014 | 5:00 pm
$34
(members $20)
May 2014
Lectures & Conversations
Petraeus-Hertog Lecture on Leadership
Peter R. Mansoor
David H. Petraeus
Tue, May 20th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
May 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, May 21st, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
May 2014
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Kati Marton
Akhil Reed Amar
Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Creative: Tronvig Group