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.

A listing of our fall 2014/winter 2015 season of events will be available in late August. Please stay tuned!

January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Douglas Brinkley
Wed, January 14th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
January 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Lisa See
Sat, January 17th, 2015 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$44
(members $32)
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)
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