Online Exhibitions

The War of 1812
To commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the New York State Museum, Archives, and Library present this web feature exhibition in coordination with museums, historic sites, re-enactors and other partner organizations across the state and in Canada.

The Landscape of Memory - Prints by Frank C. Eckmair
11/19/10 - 10/15/11
The Landscape of Memory explores a singular artistic vision through the Museum’s collection of works by Frank C. Eckmair. An internationally recognized printmaker, Eckmair has an intimate affinity ...

The 1911 Capitol Fire
3/19/11 - 8/15/11
In the early morning hours of March 29, 1911, a fire broke out in the northwest corner of the New York State Capitol. The fast-moving flames claimed the life of an elderly night watchman ...

Citizen Soldier: New York's National Guard in the American Century
5/28/10 - 3/26/11
Since its inception, New York has been guided by the principle that its defense lies in the hands of its citizenry. From militiamen defending their homes on the colonial frontier to individuals ...

7/3/09 - 3/7/10
Two worlds collided in 1609 when Henry Hudson and the Dutch sailed up the “great river” and met the Native People of New York. This exhibition introduces visitors to information ...

Berenice Abbott's Changing New York: A Triumph of Public Art
6/13/09 - 1/3/10
In 1929, after eight years in Europe, photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) returned to New York City. She was inspired by its dramatic ...

4/15/08 - 3/15/09
Hundreds of species of non-native plants, animals, and viruses live here in New York State. Most of these newcomers have little or no effect on the biological ...

1/1/05 - 12/31/05
Mammals Revealed is a new exhibition showing how scientists study wild mammals and share their discoveries. The museum's curator of mammals, Dr. Roland Kays, leads visitors through the diverse ...

The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response
The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response tells the history of the World Trade Center, the September 11 attacks, the rescue efforts, the evidence recovery operation at the Fresh Kills landfill, and the public response to the September 11th events.
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