Museum Early Closure

The Museum will close ​early ​at 6​​pm on Fri, Jan 20​ and reopen at 3pm on Sat, Jan 21.

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.

About

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.

The Battle of Brooklyn

In 1776 on the marshy fields of Gowanus and Red Hook, General George Washington and his rag-tag army faced off against the British. What happened next? Find out at New-York Historical Society's groundbreaking exhibition, "The Battle of...

The Turtle & The Acorn

​In 1776 a small one-man submersive crept its way across New York harbor to attack a British ship as the world’s first wartime submarine. More than 200 years later, local Brooklyn artist Duke Riley found inspiration in the story of the...

2016 History Makers Gala: A Conversation with Ken and Ric Burns

Honored together at the 2016 History Makers Gala, filmmakers—and brothers—Ken Burns and Ric Burns, in conversation with Lynn Novick, discuss their creative...

2016 History Makers Gala: Wynton Marsalis on Ken Burns

At our 2016 History Makers Gala, world-renowned trumpeter, director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and 2012 History Makers honoree Wynton Marsalis shared remarks on honoree...

The Battle of Brooklyn
The Turtle & The Acorn
2016 History Makers Gala: A Conversation with Ken and Ric Burns
2016 History Makers Gala: Wynton Marsalis on Ken Burns
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