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.

December 2014
Walks & Talks
Gallery Tours
Tue, December 23rd, 2014 | 12:00 pm
$27
(members $8)
December 2014
Walks & Talks
Gallery Tours
Sat, December 27th, 2014 | 12:00 pm
$27
(members $8)
January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John F. Marszalek
Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Wed, January 7th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
January 2015
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Laurence Kardish
Fri, January 9th, 2015 | 7:00 pm
January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Tan Dun with Bright Sheng, Zhou Long, Chen Yi
Sat, January 10th, 2015 | 7:00 pm
$38
(members $24)
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