Events, News & Announcements

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Commemorating the Life of Dr. King and his Legacy

We invite you to listen to the only known audio recording of his 1962 speech on the centennial anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and access educator resources about Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement.

New York History Minute

A New York Minute in History: Bare Knuckle Boxing in the Taconic Mountains

This knockout episode tells the tale of an illegal boxing match that drew thousands to the 19th Century no-man's-land that was Boston Corner, a.k.a. "Hell's Acres."

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Registration Open for Capital Region History Day!

Calling all 6th-12th grade teachers and students! Discover how to make your own history at this year's Capital Region History Day competition on March 18, 2023.

Babe Ruth Gets Political, Lecture by Dr. Robert Chiles

"Babe Ruth Gets Political" Now Available Online!

Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jack and view this engaging program presented by Dr. Robert Chiles! Teachers can earn CTLE credit.


Now Online! Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art

Briefly on view at the Museum in 2020, the exhibition closed early due to Covid-19. The lenders generously agreed to allow these works to be exhibited online indefinitely, giving viewers the chance to explore the exhibition at their leisure.

Singer industrial sewing machine, ca. 1972, collection of the NYSM.

New Acquisition: Industrial Sewing Machine

Beyond its obvious purpose, discover how this new acquisition also holds the stories of multiple individuals.

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Online Resources & Activities Portal

Looking for easy-to-access educational activities, videos, and resources for your kids, students, or even just for yourself? Visit this educational one-stop-shop webpage based on NYSM research and collections.

Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith's Experiment

New Exhibit Feature: Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith’s Experiment

Discover more about this new addition to Adirondack Hall, on view May 5, 2002, through July 1, 2023.

Clufffalo: Art Omi, 2017 by Charles Cough

On View: Charles Clough's "Clufffalo: Art Omi"

Charles Clough's monumental painting has just been installed in New York Hall. Learn more about this colossal collaboration!

Mohawk steelworker, 1970 by David Grant Noble

New Addition to New York Metropolis Hall

This riveting photographic series by David Grant Noble features Mohawk steelworkers on the job in 1970.


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Ice Ages

Ice Ages

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York.

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NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative

The NYS Office of Cultural Education has created the NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative website to help statewide organizations document, share, and support one another throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYSED Statement on Museum Deaccessioning

The New York State Board of Regents (“the Regents”) charters museums in New York State as educational corporations and has governing authority over these incorporated organizations. Orgranizations with questions regarding deaccession regulations can review this document or contact Chartering.

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