Stephen Van Rensselaer, 2nd Lieutenant Governor of New York State, is born in
New York City
New York grants women the right to vote, three years before passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
"Sesame Street” made its debut on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
The first stock ticker, a telegraph machine
to print stock quotes on streams of paper
tape, is unveiled in New York City
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, social activist,
abolitionist, and leading figure of the
early women’s rights movement,
is born in Johnstown, Fulton County
Philip Schuyler, Revolutionary
War General, was born in
Albany, Albany County
Abolisionist and women's rights activist, Sojourner Truth, dies
New York City holdsits first
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the US Congress and the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States was born in Brooklyn
NEW YORK MINUTES: Highlights from November
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!
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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.
HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
AT THE NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM
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.
STATEWIDE HISTORY MONTH ORGANIZATIONS & PROGRAMS