Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. 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.

October 2013
Audio
From Amsterdam to New Amsterdam
October 28th, 2013
Russell Shorto

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Using Amsterdam’s history as a backdrop, critically acclaimed author Russell Shorto explains why the Dutch are responsible for some of New York’s most celebrated and enduring characteristics.

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October 2013
Audio
The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution
October 24th, 2013
Marilyn S. Kushner
Kimberly Orcutt

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Curators Marilyn S. Kushner and Kimberly Orcutt examine the historical context of the 1913 Armory Show and shed light on this groundbreaking exhibition that forever changed the way we understand art.

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October 2013
Audio
‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America
October 15th, 2013
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Elizabeth Bernstein (moderator)

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Esteemed journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores hard, yet important, questions about the rise of interfaith marriage and the impact this understudied phenomenon is having on America’s future.

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October 2013
Audio
The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action
October 3rd, 2013
1 hour and 6 minutes
Randall Kennedy

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Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy explores the complex history of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on affirmative action and argues why it still plays an obligatory role in modern America.

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October 2013
Audio
Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
October 1st, 2013
1 hour and 3 minutes
Kenneth J. Winkle
Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Civil War experts examine how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.

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