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Published April 7, 2020 | State History
     

Virtual Experiences
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​ Explore a PassagePort 

   

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Published April 7, 2020 | State History

How Awardees Can Address Urgent Needs Caused by COVID-19

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Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

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William G. Pomeroy Foundation Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

Commemorating Historic Transportation Canals

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New York Public Library Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

Our temporary closure may have suspended storytimes and other programs in our branches for now, but there are still lots of ways for readers of all ages to engage with the Library online. 

For adult readers, we're pleased to announce a new virtual book club in partnership with...

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Published April 3, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the DHSPNY website.

In light of COVID-19, DHSPNY and NYCON are working to pivot the upcoming Conversations on Local History to be hosted online. We are appreciative of the positive response so far, from those who have registered, expressed...

USS Slater
Published April 3, 2020 | State History

It is hard to know where to begin. Your response to our recent mailing, requesting support for our “Match the Maritime Heritage Grant,” has been outstanding. In my twenty-two years here, I have never seen such a wealth of donations. There is no way we can adequately express our thanks to you,...

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Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Association of Public Historians of New York State website.

As local government-appointed historians, it is our duty to document not just the past but the present. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in all our lives; it is...

A New York Minute in History logo
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the WAMC website.

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the world. And it’s upended how many people go about their daily lives. One organization in New York’s Capital Region wants to collect and preserve the stories of how ordinary people are living...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Institute of Museum and Library Services website.

A visit to a museum can be educational, inspiring, calming, or encouraging. Museums bring people together, expand our horizons, teach us about the world, and provide moments of peaceful...

Gotham Center for New York City History
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Gotham Center for New York City History website.

The Gotham Center is pleased to announce the first winners of its new fellowship program, “Writing the History of Greater New York,”  established with generous support by the Robert David Lion...

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Published April 1, 2020 | State History

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

In honor of American Archives Month, the award-winning New York Archives magazine announces its first annual essay competition to promote and recognize excellence in collegiate student research. The purpose...

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Published April 1, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Seward House Museum website.

In compliance with New York State’s most recent social distancing guidelines, the staff of the Seward House Museum are now exclusively working remotely. What that means:

1. See below for this Thursday’s Live...

Museum of the City of New York
Published April 1, 2020 | State History

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

The Museum of the City of New York is temporarily closed, but we're still committed to sharing New York stories. There are many ways you can stay engaged with us during this time. Find us on social media at @...

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Published April 1, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New-York Historical Society

New-York Historical educators conduct classes in real-time on Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool that allows students and educators to interact online. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven,...

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Published April 1, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the I Love NY website.

New York State is home to many world-renowned museums, cultural institutions, zoos, and other places that inspire. Due to coronavirus restrictions, most of the state's incredible attractions are temporarily closed, but...

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Published April 1, 2020 | State History

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. In response to concerns from the history community, AASLH has developed a new webinar series—AASLH conversations—to help practitioners and institutions discuss how to respond to the current...

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Published April 1, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the DHPSNY website.

DHPSNY’s webinars are a great alternative to face-to-face workshops. The webinars address emerging issues and best practices, with content scaled to apply to small- and medium-sized organizations with limited resources....

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