Museum Early Closure

The Museum will close ​early ​at 6​​pm on Fri, Jan 20​ and reopen at 3pm on Sat, Jan 21.

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. And on select Friday evenings New-York Historical presents the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series.

Through the generosity of Mr. Schwartz, New-York Historical has been able to bring a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side. Our broad range of programs feature topics in history and current affairs, highlights from current exhibitions, film discussions, and musical performances.

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.


February 2017
Walks & Talks
Gallery Tours
Sat, February 25th, 2017 | 3:00 pm
(Members $5)
February 2017
Lectures & Conversations
The Carl Menges Series in American History
Akhil Reed Amar, John Steele Gordon, Carol Berkin (moderator)
Tue, February 28th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)
March 2017
Lectures & Conversations
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Amanda Foreman
Wed, March 1st, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)
March 2017
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Gail Lumet Buckley, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Bob Herbert
Fri, March 3rd, 2017 | 7:00 pm
March 2017
The Diane and Adam E. Max Conference in Women's History
Speakers to be announced
Sun, March 5th, 2017 |
9:00 am to 12:00 pm


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