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.

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It’s probably the most common question we get—why the heck is there a hyphen in our name? Watch our series “When Did The Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And Other Questions About NYC” to get answers to your most pressing, and sometimes most puzzling, New York history questions.

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We all know the Statue of Liberty is copper, gifted to us by the people of France in 1886. But when did the copper Lady Liberty get her green patina? Watch the first video in our series “When Did The Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And Other Questions About NYC” to get answers to your most pressing, and sometimes most puzzling, New York history questions.

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Today few words scream “New York” more than “Yankee.” But how did the extremely popular baseball team get its name? Watch our series “When Did The Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And Other Questions About NYC” to get answers to your most pressing, and sometimes most puzzling, New York history questions.

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Today, it’s a godsend—in fact, these days it seems impossible to survive the sticky, humid New York City summers without air conditioning on subway trains. But the subway system wasn’t built with AC. So when did New Yorkers first get the pleasure of a cool train car? Watch our series “When Did The Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And Other Questions About NYC” to get answers to your most pressing, and sometimes most puzzling, New York history questions.

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A penguin heist?! Yes, a penguin heist! The myth of the stolen Coney Island penguins is in fact no myth at all. But when did the black-tie flightless birds get stolen, and how was it discovered they were gone? Watch our series “When Did The Statue of Liberty Turn Green? And Other Questions About NYC” to get answers to your most pressing, and sometimes most puzzling, New York history questions.

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