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.

January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
Lehrman Distinguished Fellow Lecture
Andrew Roberts
Tue, January 20th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Eric Foner
Randall Kennedy (moderator)
Wed, January 21st, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Randall Balmer
Tue, January 27th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Karen Shepard
Wed, January 28th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
January 2015
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Sherrilyn Ifill
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Fri, January 30th, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Creative: Tronvig Group