November is New York State History Month!

Today’s historical community is as dynamic as it is diverse. It includes scholars, curators, preservationists, librarians, archivists, genealogists, re-enactors and local and community historians. In November, historians across the state will work together to strengthen the state’s history community and raise New Yorkers’ appreciation of the value and impact of New York State’s history.

We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about the rich and compelling history of the Empire State and to discover various history-related programs offered through the New York State Museum and a variety of organizations across the state.

NYSM History Month Public Programs

Brainfood talks
November 28, 2017
12:10 PM –12:30 PM (followed by brief Q & A period) , Huxley Theater

Statewide Public Programs

Suffrage Parade

New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference

Saturday, November 4 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New York State Museum | Adults | Fee
This conference is organized by the Cultural Heritage Tourism Network. Interested participants must register at www.nychtn.com/rsvp/signup1.php

Votes For Women

An Evening Celebrating Votes for Women: New York’s Suffrage Centennial

Saturday, November 4 | 5–8 p.m.
New York State Museum | Adults | Fee

This event is hosted by The League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation and the Archives Partnership Trust. Visit www.lwvny.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Additional Programs and Resources


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History Month Promotion Kit (PDF)

Download information on how to promote History Month events in your community.

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Capital Region History Day

Learn how to participate in the next
Capitol Region History Day
to be held on March 24, 2018.