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Published May 12, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a New York Genealogical and Biographical Society newsletter.

Learn more about the five tracks and topics at this year's conference and get to know our speakers!...

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Published May 12, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York State History and Education Conference website.

Innovative, accessible, and inclusive history research and education have never been more relevant than in our current moment. History has a critical role to play in leadership, decision-...

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Published April 29, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a National Parks Service press release.

Ten historic sites associated with the preservation of civil rights history in America will receive a combined $3.27 million in National Park Service History of Equal Rights Grants. These competitive...

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Published April 27, 2022 | State History

In 1846 New York State enacted a law requiring African American men to own $250 worth of property to vote. To circumvent this unjust law, radical abolitionist Gerrit Smith gave away 120,000 acres of land in Essex and Franklin Counties to 3,000 free Black men, thereby qualifying them to vote. ...

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Published April 26, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Saratoga County History Center press release.

The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum will open a new exhibit, “County Life in Photographs,” on Thursday, May 5, with a 7:00 pm reception...

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Published April 26, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a William G. Pomeroy Foundation press release.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced the next round of its New York State Historic Marker Grant Program officially opens today, Monday, April 25. This roadside marker program...

Hudson River Valley Institute
Published April 14, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Hudson River Valley Institute press release.

As HRVI celebrates its 20th anniversary throughout 2022, we are also celebrating the countless achievements and contributions of our founding Executive Director...

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Published April 7, 2022 | State History

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today that the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in New York City and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake are both finalists for the prestigious 2022 National Medal for Museum Service. The National Medal is the highest honor...

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Published April 7, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Organization of American Historians press release.

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) today announced that Jennifer A. Ingold, Bay Shore Middle School...

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Published April 4, 2022 | State History

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

People everywhere enjoy historic markers, from roadsides and parks to historic sites or even their own neighborhoods. According to The Historical Marker Database, there’s more than 157,000 markers in...

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Published April 4, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Rome Historical Society press release.

The Afro-American Heritage Association (AAHA) installed a temporary exhibit at Rome Historical Society (RHS) last month in honor of the 44th Annual Black...

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Published March 28, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Lakes to Locks Passage website. 

The Federal Highway Administration has announced an appropriation of $22M for Discretionary funding through a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the National Scenic Byway Program (NSBP). Eligible applicants...

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Published March 15, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Historical Society of Woodstock press release.

"Standing on Their Shoulders: 101 Years of Voting and Still Marching for Women's Rights," the suffrage centennial celebration produced by...

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Published March 7, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society website.

New York state’s largest family history event returns this September and October, featuring more than 40 educational sessions, in-person events in Albany, New York, and online...

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Published March 7, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Delaware Company Newsletter.

In anticipation of this unprecedented era in our existence, The Delaware Company is proud to announce the launch of our new website, available for viewing now at ...

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Published March 4, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the WAMC Podcast website.

On this episode, Devin and Lauren delve into the history of Albany County’s Rapp Road Community, an African American neighborhood built by southern immigrants who moved north for a better life in the late 1920s....

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Published February 28, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a National Park Service Newsletter.

The National Park Service is pleased to honor the 250th anniversary of the United States with the launch of the...

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Published February 24, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the AASLH website.

AASLH is proud to introduce Reframing History, a new set of evidence-backed communications strategies for more effectively communicating what history is and why it matters to society. The result of a two-year, deep-dive...

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Published February 22, 2022 | State History

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

The Hungry for History™ grant program celebrates America’s food history by telling the stories of local and regional food specialties across the United States. This program is designed to commemorate...

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Published February 14, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Underground Railroad History Project website.

Focusing on the nation’s unprecedented, and long overdue, examination of systemic racism in America, UREC connects the historical Underground Railroad, the first civil rights movement in the...

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