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Chenango County Historical Society
Published June 15, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Chenango County Historical Society website.

 The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) will host a special program on June 19, with several activities planned in celebration of Path Through History Weekend.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m...

Chenango County Historical Society
Published June 15, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Chenango County Historical Society website.

 The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) was recently awarded a donation by the Stewart’s Holiday Match program totaling $1,000. Funds go directly to support activities designed to share...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published June 6, 2022 | State History

The following museums located in New York State received funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS):
The Louis Armstrong Museum (Queens)--$50,000
...

Pinkster at Schuyler Mansion
Published June 1, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Friends of Schuyler Mansion website.

Once a Dutch observance of Pentecost, Pinkster became a distinctly African celebration through which enslaved and free Africans maintained familial & community ties, traditions, and connections to...

Published May 31, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a joint Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum press release.

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark (GSENHL) and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF...

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Published May 26, 2022 | State History

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

The vast number of unique collections available at the New York State Archives offer untold discoveries for anyone searching for New York ancestors.

With no official handbook or...

A New York Minute in History logo
Published May 25, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared in a WAMC press release.

WAMC is the proud recipient of three Excellence in Broadcasting Awards in the 56th annual New York State Broadcasters Association contest.

WAMC won for Outstanding Election Coverage, for coverage of...

Town of Rhinebeck Seal
Published May 25, 2022 | State History

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

On Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 AM, the Town of Rhinebeck will celebrate the installation of an historical marker at Quitman House. The location is 7015 Route 9 in Rhinebeck,...

Chenango County Historical Society
Published May 23, 2022 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Chenango County Historical Society website.

The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has been selected to participate in the national Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)....

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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!...

NYS History and Education Conference
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...

Searching for Timbuctoo
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...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
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...

Jennifer Ingold
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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