The New-York Historical Society regularly plays host to the most eminent historians, writers and thinkers in the nation.

The heart of the New-York Historical Society public programs is the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to produce a wide array of extraordinary lectures, conversations, and a new classic film series featuring notable writers, thinkers, and history makers. Our programs focus on history, politics, and current affairs, in addition to a variety of other topics.

Click on the program titles below for more information about each event. For more information about public programs and ticketing, please call (212) 485-9268.

October 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Barry Lewis
Mon, October 27th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$38
(members $24)
October 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The President Bill Clinton Lecture Series in American History
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Abbe R. Gluck (moderator)
Wed, October 29th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$40
(members $28)
November 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Ric Burns
Sat, November 1st, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$44
(members $32)
November 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Harold Holzer
Jonathan Alter (moderator)
Wed, November 5th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
$34
(members $20)
November 2014
Lectures & Conversations
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Geoffrey C. Ward
Sat, November 8th, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$44
(members $32)
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