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Seward House Logo
Published February 6 | State History

This article originally appeared on auburnpub.com in February, 2018.

The Seward House Museum in Auburn has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Network to Freedom, the museum announced in a news release.

The money will be used for preservation, research and an exhibition...

In-Depth Genealogist Logo
Published February 6 | State History

This article originally appeared on The In-Depth Genealogist website in February, 2018.

An extremely important item to remember about research in New York State is that there is New York City, and the rest of the state. Many vital and other records concerning the five counties...

Stephen Lang
Published February 2 | State History

Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of "His Dark Land," will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history...

Dawn Elliott
Published February 2 | State History

This item appeared in Orange County Historian Johanna Yaun's January 31, 2018 Newsletter

Historic interpreter, reenactor, preservationist, educator and researcher Dawn Elliott is this year's recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by...

Orange County World War One Veterans
Published February 2 | State History

Throughout Belgium and France, the influence of WWI can still be felt. As you visit memorials, trenches, and museums, you'll learn about the important role American forces played in the outcome of the war. Explore the locations that were the backdrops for pivotal battles and take time to honor...

New York History Day Logo
Published February 2 | State History

Many Regional History Day contests will be taking place across New York State this March.  The National History Day organization has a variety of resources available online for Teachers, Students and Judges.

For more information on New York History Day...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published January 31 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Institue of Museum and Library Services website January, 2018.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services takes pride in being the primary source of federal support for American museums. The museums we support are in every state and territory and...

Historical Society of Rockland County Logo
Published January 31 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Historical Society of Rockland County website January, 2018.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is proud to host the annual Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards, now in their 28th year. These awards,...

Sullivan County Historical Society Logo
Published January 31 | State History

Sullivan County Historian, John Hurley is presenting a new six-week course on the history of Sullivan County. Working with the Hurleyville Maker's Lab and the Delaware Company, the course will run on Monday evenings beginning on April 9th, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Classes are $10 per individual...

New Netherland Institute Logo
Published January 26 | State History

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) is now accepting presentation proposals for our 41st Annual Conference, which will convene in Albany, New York at the New York State Museum on the 22nd of September 2018. The program committee welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of the seventeenth-century...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the IMLS website on 10 January, 2018.

 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today released a new plan to guide the agency’s programs and services over the next five years. ...

Buffalo History Museum Logo
Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Buffalo History Museum blog in January, 2018.

How many times have your friends said, “You should write a book!”? Would you like to write a memoir or do you have expertise in one unique thing that no one else has written much about? Are you...

New Netherland Institute Logo
Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New Netherland Institute website in January, 2018.

Hosted by best-selling author Russell Shorto—author of The Island at the Center of the World and Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City—New Netherland...

Preservation League of NYS
Published January 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Preservation League of NYS website in January, 2018.

In New York State, preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages. The restoration of our historic...

National Endowment for the Humanities
Published January 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website on January 17th, 2018. 

This month the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) celebrates a milestone in one of its signature grant programs, ...

New Netherland Institute Logo
Published January 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New Netherland Institute website in January, 2018.

The Annual Hendricks Award is given to the best book or book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its...

Catskill Tri-County Historical Views
Published January 16 | State History

The new Catskill Tri-County Historical Views journal, published by the Gilboa Museum and Juried History Center, seeks submissions for their first issue, to be published in May, 2018.  Catskill Tri-County encourages articles from new and established writers. The publication, published bi-annually...

New York History Month
Published January 12 | State History

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Oyster Bay), Chair of the NYS Senate's Education Committee, and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Long Island City), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, have introduced legislation (Senate Bill...

NYS Museum Logo
Published January 12 | State History

Over twenty of the state’s historic sites and cultural institutions will be at the NYS Musem on January 13th, offering families fun hands-on activities, educational artifacts to explore, and information on regional events to visit throughout the year. There will also be guided tours of the...

New Netherland Institute Logo
Published January 9 | State History

The New Netherland Institute (NNI), along with its affiliates the center of New Netherland scholarship for over four decades, and Cornell University Press will now work together to publish books on the seventeenth-century Dutch colony and its legacy, a partnership that promises to bring new...

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