Historian Notes

One hundred years ago, on April 11, 1919, New York Governor Al Smith signed the “Historians Law.” The first law of its kind in the United States, the Historians Law allowed for every village, town, and city in the state to have an official historian to gather and preserve historical records. On...

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New York History Journal

Submissions are currently being accepted for the next issue of New York HIstory as the New York State Museum, in partnership with Cornell University Press, will continue the publication of the century-old journal.

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Podcast: A New York Minute In History

This new podcast series provides a rich audio experience that explores the story of New York State and the unique tales of New Yorkers. 

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