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.

February 2015
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ron Simon
Fri, February 20th, 2015 | 7:00 pm
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy
Sat, February 21st, 2015 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$44
(members $32)
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Jonathan Demme
Antonio Monda (moderator)
Tue, February 24th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
David Nasaw
Cokie Roberts
Gil Troy
Lesley Stahl (moderator)
Wed, February 25th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$38
(members $24)
February 2015
Films
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Robert Post
Linda Greenhouse
Kenji Yoshino
Fri, February 27th, 2015 | 7:00 pm
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