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Published February 14 | State History

In early 2017, pre-1847 records of the Supreme Court and Chancery Court, held by the New York County Clerk's Office in Manhattan, were acquired by the State Archives by agreement with the Unified Court System. This consolidation in one location of about 5,000 cubic feet of important historical...

Published February 2 | State History

By Stephen G. Hall
Black Perspectives
Featured by the National Council on Public History

http://www.aaihs.org/history-as-a-communal-act-the-history-of-black-history-month/

Published February 2 | State History

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation

https://parks.ny.gov/historic-preservation/heritage-trails/underground-railroad/default.aspx

Published January 19 | State History

With the purpose of showing the deaths in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps during the World War from the State of New York, and with a desire of coupling with these statistics information regarding the cause and place of each individual death, this office has compiled the following report by...

Published January 19 | State History

Source: National Parks Service

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced funding for 39 projects in over 20 states that will preserve and highlight the sites and stories associated with the...

Published January 19 | State History

The public is invited to attend a free film screening and discussion of “Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I”, a documentary about the black American soldiers known as the Harlem Hellfighters during World War I, on Friday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather...

Published January 19 | State History

Source: Time Warner Cable News

UTICA, N.Y. -- Soon it'll be 200 years since construction on the Erie Canal, an "engineering marvel," began.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that the canal opened up the western territories of the United States to expansion unlike any other...

Published January 19 | State History

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as president of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, uttering for the first time the words that every succeeding president would recite: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President...

Published January 19 | State History

In 2013 Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was selected as a winner of the Rome Prize, which is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence. A lifelong preservationist, Mayes is the principal...

Published January 19 | State History

Washington, DC - A new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and...

Published January 19 | State History

For the past four years, History Relevance has been creating united voice in the history field. Our ultimate goal is that people will value history for its relevance to modern life and use historical thinking skills to actively engage with and address contemporary issues. I am one of the...

Published January 10 | State History

Erie Canalway, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, offers a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals that showcase the Canalway Corridor's nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and trails today....

Published January 5 | State History

The following information has been provided by Johanna Yaun, Orange County Historian.

Here in the Orange County Historian's office, we receive a surprising number of questions regarding cemeteries. Every week we hear about a hiker stumbling upon an overgrown family plot in the...

Published January 5 | State History



Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing city are headed to new homes, to be preserved and made accessible to researchers.

By Rick Rojas, New York Times



Published January 5 | State History

By Johanna Yaun, Orange County Historian

On a summer day in 1998, I stood on Grand Street, waiting. First Lady Hillary Clinton's press bus had broken down on I-87 and she was now several hours late.

When she finally arrived, she gave an impressive speech and pledged funds ($...

Published January 5 | State History

Excerpt written by Paul Grondhal of the Times Union

The Dutch officials acknowledged that some of the finest collections of 17th- and 18th-century Dutch records, correspondence and artifacts reside in the State Library, State Archives and State Museum that share the Cultural...

Published January 5 | State History

March 2017 (available for pre-order) / 520 pages / Illustrated: 37 color photographs, 79 b/w photographs/ jacketed hardcover

Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

"An original, authoritative, and entertaining walk through Empire...

Published January 4 | State History

This is a survey course providing an overview of the peoples and land of New York State from the earliest human occupation to the 21st century. The course will focus on physical geography, literature and the arts, demographics, government and politics relating to various time periods in New York...

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