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Published July 7, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Council on Public History website.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant unemployment and under-employment of many public historians, the National Council on Public History seeks to fund proposals for virtual programming...

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Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Old Fort Niagara website.

Old Fort Niagara is pleased to announce that it will reopen to visitors this Friday, July 3, following its 15-week closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Daily hours of operation have been shortened slightly from 10...

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Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the LaGuardia Community College website.

In honor of 2020 Pride Month, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives at LaGuardia Community College has launched a new virtual exhibition, Rainbow LaGuardia, exploring what it means to be LGBTQ in academia, through...

Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Fort Plain Museum website.

Covid-19 recommended procedures will be in place:
- please wear a mask
- please practice social distancing (6 feet apart)
- hand sanitizer will be available
 museum areas will be properly cleaned/...

Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website. 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has launched a mobile app to provide visitors and prospective visitors helpful information about...

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Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State website.

The Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State today announces the formation of a statewide committee to begin planning for the bicentennial of thelegal abolition of slavery...

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Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York State Archives website. 

The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy using historical records in the State Archives by academics, graduate students...

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Published July 6, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Ganondagan website.

Ganondagan State Historic Site Manager Peter Jemison (Seneca) today announced the re-opening of the Seneca Art & Culture Center and the Seneca Bark Longhouse this Thursday, July 2, as per guidelines by Governor Cuomo...

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Published July 3, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Museum Association of New York website. 

Round Three: Matching Grants for Opening NY History Museums and Historical Societies.

This third round of funding will be a matching grant for invited 501(c)(3) history-related organizations...

Patrick Tavern
Published June 30, 2020 | State History

    This article was written by Linda S. Schwab, PhD, Village of Aurora Historian.

     It’s a common problem throughout New York State, especially in smaller communities: how to...

Published June 29, 2020 | State History

Written by Michael Burgess, former Director of the New York State Office for the Aging, and author of numerous books and articles on New York State History.

One hundred years ago in the summer of 1920 Franklin D. Roosevelt emerged on the national political stage when he became...

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Published June 25, 2020 | State History

 

This article originally appeared on the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website.

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor pleased to announce recipients of the 2020 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence. Congratulations to Erie Canal Heritage Park at...

Published June 24, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Humanities New York website.

Humanities New York (HNY) announced nearly $1 million in CARES Act funding to 197 New York cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HNY CARES Emergency Grants focus on organizations with a core...

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Published June 24, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website. 

The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History has awarded an additional $50,000 in grants to provide general operating assistance to 18 history-related organizations in New York State.

This...

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Published June 17, 2020 | State History

This originally appeared on the Gilder Lehrman Institute website.

We are pleased to offer new courses for the summer months for elementary, middle, and high school students. 

The Gilder Lehrman Online History School for middle and high school students and the Gilder...

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Published June 15, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs newsletter.

Saludos from Jackson Heights,
 
When I introduce myself, I do so as a Queer, Latinx Immigrant to convey my pride in belonging to
...
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Published June 12, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Poughkeepsie Public Library District website.

Here in the Local History room we have some original letters from a soldier who saw action during the Civil War. Not only did he witness men fighting and dying but he also witnessed the breaking...

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Published June 12, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared in the Dutchess County Dispatch Newsletter.

The Dutchess County Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of the Walter M. Patrice Online Library for African Heritage Studies. A veteran of WW2, Walter gave DCHS its foundational...

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Published June 11, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Smithsonian Magazine website.

In a short essay published earlier this week, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G....

New York Archives Conference Logo
Published June 3, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York Archives Conference website. 

Please join us for a free Virtual New York Archives Conference on Friday, June 12th from 9am to 5pm.

The full day program for NYAC 2020 will include sessions on a variety of topics,...

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