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.

Programs and Events
49 minutes 39 seconds

Leading investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward, celebrated for his work uncovering the Watergate scandal, and American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, analyze recently discovered pieces of the Nixon-Watergate puzzle and discuss the untold story of the White House aide who disclosed Nixon's secret taping system, ultimately bringing about the fall of the Nixon presidency.

Programs and Events
58 minutes 47 seconds

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, and American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, delve into the captivating minds of history’s most creative and inventive thinkers. Discover the defining qualities shared by the world’s most imaginative geniuses, and learn how innovators from Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs have stimulated progress by daring to think outside the box.

N-YHS Museum & Library

Since 1804, New-York Historical Society—New York's oldest museum—has been engaging New Yorkers and the public in fascinating exhibitions, world-renowned scholarship, and enlightening public programs. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns,"New-York Historical Society: A Celebration" takes you on a journey through 200 years of one of the city's most esteemed cultural institutions and research libraries.

Fun Facts
1 minute

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.

Fun Facts
1 minute

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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