Vendors from the Northeast display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary equipment, fossils and much more on the fourth floor terrace gallery. This event is co-sponsored by the Capital District Mineral Club and the New York Academy of Mineralogy. All proceeds benefit the Museum's mineral acquisition fund. For more information, call 518-474-8774.
The New York State Museum invites teachers and their students to participate in the annual Capital Region History Day competition on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Students in grades 6-12, working individually or in groups, may discover and unveil history’s secrets and express what they have learned through one of the five following formats: Exhibits, Documentaries, Papers, Websites, and Theatrical Performances.
Students compete at the regional level where the top two winners in each category proceed to the state competition in Cooperstown, NY. From there, winning students have the opportunity to move on to the national level competition at the University of Maryland in College Park. National History Day (NHD) hosts more than half a million students from around the world as they conduct research and interpret historical topics through the lens of an annual theme.