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Published August 8, 2019 | State History

Wyoming County Historian Cindy Amrhein creates an annual summer program with the intent of getting more people to enjoy the many museums in Wyoming County.  This year's program consists of a Wyoming History Gnome scavenger hunt.  For a $20 donation to help keep local history alive, each...

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Published August 5, 2019 | State History

Partnership with National Council of History Education Launched

Thanks to our donors, the Archives Partnership Trust received a $100,000 matching grant from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation (RDLG) for Consider the Source Online: Teaching with Historical Records Project....

The Historians Podcast
Published August 5, 2019 | State History

Bookhound bookstore owner Dan Weaver talks about his new booklet "The Willigee Negroes: Sir William Johnson, Sir Peter Warren and an 18th Century Free Black Community in the Mohawk Valley.” ...

The Historians Podcast
Published July 29, 2019 | State History

Colonie town historian Kevin Franklin explains the historic importance of Schuyler Flatts, now a town park between Menands and Watervliet but previously a home of the prominent Schuyler family. ...

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Published July 22, 2019 | State History

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration, announced the award of a Public Engagement with Historic Records Grant of $132,946 to The History Center in Tompkins County in support of HistoryForge, a dynamic way to...

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Published July 10, 2019 | State History

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for a Special Tour of

"Shanks Legacy" 
The New Exhibition at the Orangetown Historical Museum

When: Sunday, July 21, 2018, 1:30-2:30 pm

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Published July 9, 2019 | State History

NORWICH, N.Y. – For four generations, the I.L. Richer Company was the oldest privately-owned feed business in the Northeast. Learn more about this highly-respected company during “A History of the I.L. Richer Company” as the Chenango County Historical Society’s (CCHS) popular “Third Thursday”...

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Published July 9, 2019 | State History

Post Created by the New York State Library.

The world experienced the July 20, 1969 moon landing in different ways; either sitting in front of a television screen, listening to fuzzy radio broadcasts, or seeing the words "Man on the Moon" in big bold type face across the front...

The Historians Podcast
Published July 8, 2019 | State History

Now playing on The Historians Podcast: Episode 273-Bob Cudmore has stories about the Charleston Historical Society, Adirondack YMCA Camp Agaming and a Washington D.C. area physician’s memories of Amsterdam, N.Y. ...

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Published July 8, 2019 | State History


On Thursday, July 18, 2019, Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc. will be hosting a public informational meeting from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM for the Champlain Bridge Roadway Improvements Project. The meeting will be held at the Crown Point State Historic Site Pavilion, see Public...

New Netherland Institute
Published July 8, 2019 | State History

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) invites you to attend our 42nd Annual Conference, which will be hosted by the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York on October 5, 2019.

Our annual dinner will be on the evening of the conference (Oct. 5) at Coppola's...

The Historians Podcast
Published July 1, 2019 | State History

A long stretch of New York’s Mohawk River became a canal in the early 1900s.  Bridge dams made that possible and are still in use today.  Michael Riley, author of the book “Bridge Dams on the Mohawk: David A. Watt’s Marvelous Creation,” is the guest on this week’s Historians Podcast. ...

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Published July 1, 2019 | State History

The Rockefeller Institute of Government will launch a series of community engagement sessions throughout July for Reimagine the Canals, a state-sponsored initiative to identify new uses for the Erie Canal and reimagine this historic waterway for the 21st century.  

The initiative,...

Common Bond Vol. 29, No. 1, Summer 2019
Published July 1, 2019 | State History

We are pleased to send you this special edition of Common Bond, the Conservancy’s technical journal dedicated to the care and maintenance of historic religious properties.  

This issue celebrates the diverse range of styles found in New York's religious

Buffalo State Students Digging Up History at Old Fort Niagara
Published June 18, 2019 | State History

June 14, 2019 (Youngstown, N.Y.) – Anthropology students from SUNY Buffalo State College will be at Old Fort Niagara during June to participate in an archaeological field school that is actively excavating Building 428, a barracks spanning the years 1756-1813 near the North Redoubt. Built by the...

Published June 17, 2019 | State History

9/11 Anniversary in the Schools is a cost free live webinar where you can join students and teachers from around the world to connect with NS11MM staff and guest speakers to hear first-person stories about the attacks and recognize the importance of commemoration during this 35-minute program....

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Published June 11, 2019 | State History

AASLH is proud to announce the winners of the 74th annual Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. This year, AASLH is proud to confer fifty national awards honoring people, projects,...

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Published June 10, 2019 | State History

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced awards totaling $2,231,000 in Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC). The 14 grantees will match these awards with an additional $2,513,461 in non-federal funds. A total of 37 organizations requested grants

Humanities New York
Published June 5, 2019 | State History

What Makes You Tick?

Humanities New York aims to be responsive to the needs of humanities presenters all across the state. How are things changing, growing, and improving for your organization, and what challenges do you face? If you are affiliated with a cultural...

GHHN Annual Conference
Published June 5, 2019 | State History

2019 GHHN Annual Conference

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bear Mountain Inn & Conference Center

Bear Mountain, NY


Experimenting With History: A Field Guide to Connecting Science and Your Heritage Organization

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