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!

February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
William R. Sargent
Tue, February 3rd, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John F. Marszalek
James M. McPherson
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Mon, February 9th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Annie Leibovitz
Tue, February 10th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$38
(members $24)
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Randall Kennedy
Wed, February 11th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$30
(members $18)
February 2015
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Wed, February 18th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
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