Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes U library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

September 2007
Reflections on September 11: Lives Lost and Lives Changed
September 26th, 2007
62 minutes and 40 seconds
Don DeLillo
Salvator Cassano
Anne Nelson
Cal Snyder
Kenneth T. Jackson (Moderator)

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Don DeLillo reads from his novel Falling Man and historian Kenneth T. Jackson moderates the following discussion in this moving program remembering the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

June 2007
June 6th, 2007
55 minutes
Walter Isaacson

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Renowned biographer Walter Isaacson discusses his latest work, the first full biography of Einstein since all of the Einstein's papers have become available.

April 2007
Jackie Robinson, Ebbets Field and the Civil Rights Movement
April 17th, 2007
56 minutes and 16 seconds
Jonathan Eig
Tony Morante
Della Britton Baeza
Ira Glasser
Christopher Paul Moore

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Author Jonathan Eig joins three experts to discuss the life and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson. Begins with a special announcement by Tony Morante of the New York Yankees.

March 2007
My Enemies are Crushed: Lincoln and the Politicization of the Army of the Potomac
March 13th, 2007
James McPherson

As part of the Richard Gilder Distinguished Lecturer Series, esteemed historian James McPherson discusses the blending of politics and war presented Abraham Lincoln with unique challenges as commander-in-chief.
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January 2007
On the Shoulders of Giants
January 29th, 2007
54 minutes
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Howard Dodson

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Journey with indomitable basketball star, author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-in conversation with Howard Dodson-back to his birthplace, and discover the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life.

Creative: Tronvig Group