Media

Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical! Learn about the past and engage with your community through our digital audio and video resources.

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The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.

Rediscovering the Life and Legacy of James McCune Smith

Born in New York in 1813, James McCune Smith became the first university-trained African-American physician in the United States. But he was also an abolitionist who...

Tattooed New York

For more than 300 years, New York has played a central role in the development of modern tattooing, from its origins in Native American body art to the introduction of the craft by sailors in colonial New York to the three-decade tattoo...

Tiffany Flythrough

Designed by prize-winning architect Eva Jiřičná, the new Gallery of Tiffany Lamps is a stunning, immersive display space for New-York Historical’s exceptional Tiffany lamp collection. The accompanying story of lamp-making at Tiffany...

What's your message for our new president?

Leave a note for our incoming president. Stop by the New-York Historical Society's front entrance on Central Park West to read people's responses and post your own on our front glass wall,...

Rediscovering the Life and Legacy of James McCune Smith
Tattooed New York
Tiffany Flythrough
What's your message for our new president?
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