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.


May 2017
Walks & Talks
Fri, May 12th, 2017 | 9:00 am
May 2017
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Frederick Zollo, Kati Marton
Fri, May 12th, 2017 | 7:00 pm
May 2017
Lectures & Conversations
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Douglas Brinkley, William E. Leuchtenburg, Geoffrey C. Ward
Sat, May 13th, 2017 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)
May 2017
Other Events at N-YHS
Sun, May 14th, 2017 |
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
(Members $42)
May 2017
Walks & Talks
Gallery Tours
Sophie Lynford
Mon, May 15th, 2017 | 11:00 am
(Members $24)


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