Stephen Van Rensselaer, 2nd Lieutenant Governor of New York State, is born in
New York City.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
announces the cancellation of the New York
City Marathon due to the damage and
devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy
Martin Van Buren of Kinderhook, Columbia County, is elected President of the US
New York City hosts a Grand Canal Celebration
on the arrival of the first vessels to
traverse the Erie Canal
Montauk Point Lighthouse opens
New York grants women the right to vote (three years before passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the
99th mayor of New York City
NEW YORK MINUTES: November 1 - 7
Discover something new about New York State's storied past every day this month. Entries are illustrated by artifacts from the NYS Museum, Libary & Archive Collections!
Opening November 15th at the NYSM:
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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.
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
ORGANIZATIONS & HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE