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Greece Historical Society Logo
Published June 5, 2019 | State History

On April 25, Greece Historical Society volunteer Maureen Whalen received the "History" award at the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce Community awards banquet. The award was presented by Master of Ceremonies Doug Emblidge and Chamber President & CEO Sarah Lentini.

Maureen has been...

Roadway Surfers by Danny McCarey
Published June 5, 2019 | State History

NORWICH, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) will be open special hours on June 16, with a variety of activities planned in celebration of Path Through History Weekend.
Shortly after the museum opens at 11 a.m., Poppy’s Mexican & American “On the Go” food fruck will...

Research Library Opened to the Public
Published May 28, 2019 | State History

68 volunteers, more than 1,600 boxes, rolls and rolls of archival wrapping materials, miles of packing tape and bubble wrap, thousands of pages of crumpled newspaper, 24 months of planning, countless hours working with the fine arts movers, bag after bag of packing peanuts.

Rome Historical Society
Published May 28, 2019 | State History



ROME, NY – Archaeologists from Binghamton University, State University of New York have started their search for the remains of the French and Indian War’s Fort Bull, an important British military outpost on Wood Creek.

Rome Historical Society (RHS) is working with...

Ganondagan Indigenous Music Festival
Published May 21, 2019 | State History

New Name for Iconic Summer Event Reflects Connection to all Indigenous people

Victor, NY— Performers at Ganondagan’s iconic 2019 summer festival reflect the recent name change to the Indigenous Music & Arts Festival (formerly the Native American...

Humanities New York
Published May 20, 2019 | State History

Applications are due Monday, July 1 for a Fall 2019 program!
Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, Humanities New York's ...

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
Published May 20, 2019 | State History

Saturday, June 15
    Native American Tools & Artifacts Program; 11am, 1pm, 3pm
    Father’s Day Beaded Bracelet Craft; 10am – 4pm, ongoing; $5.00 craft fee
    Film: The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle (21 mins.); 10am, 12pm, 2pm


Three Village Historical Society
Published May 20, 2019 | State History

Saturday, June 8, 10 am,
      Tri-Spy Walking Tour
      Frank Melville Park, 101 Main Street, Setauket

Saturday, June 9, 10 am
      Tri-Spy Bike Tour
      93 North Country Road, Setauket

Saturday, June 8, 9 am – 3 pm,
      Annual Antiques and Yard...

Hallockville Museum Farm
Published May 20, 2019 | State History

Hallockville Museum Farm
Saturday, June 1, 10AM-1PM
      Spring Tree Embroidery

Saturday, June 8, 10AM-2PM
      Learn to dye your own yarn!

Sunday, June 9, 12-4PM
      Drop Spindle Weaving

Thursday, June 13, 6:30-9:30PM
      Old Time Jam...

Birthday Weekend Banner for Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday Celebration
Published May 20, 2019 | State History


All activities FREE unless otherwise noted.


Born here on May 31, 1819.

9:00 am – 9:00 pm Tours of the Historic...

Reenactors Fire a Cannon
Published May 15, 2019 | State History

May 15, 2019 (Youngstown, N.Y.) – Visitors to Old Fort Niagara over the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25 and 26, will be treated to a timeline military event – “Soldiers through the Ages.” This annual reenactment features reenactors as soldiers and civilians from the 15th,...

Original artwork from an early Norwich Pharmacal advertising poster is just one of the many items on exhibit at the Chenango County Historical Society & Museum.
Published May 15, 2019 | State History

NORWICH, N.Y. – In celebration of International Museum Day (IMD), Saturday hours will resume at the Chenango County Historical Society & Museum on May 18. Coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), museums across the world will observe IMD in honor of this special...

Dutchess County Clerk
Published May 15, 2019 | State History

POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK - Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall in coordination with the Dutchess County Department of History and the Dutchess County Office of Central Information Services is pleased to announce the availability of the MacCracken Index in a digitized, accessible format online.  The...

Fort Wood Creek
Published May 15, 2019 | State History

On March 14, 2019 the French and Indian War fortification known as Fort Wood Creek was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Wood Creek, located on the Rome Historical Society’s Fort Bull property, dates to 1756 when it was constructed by the British to replace Fort...

National Endowment for the Humanities Logo
Published May 15, 2019 | State History

Thirteen Native language immersion programs will receive funding to expand and support language and culture education programs within tribal communities through an ongoing partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and First Nations Development Institute (First Nations...

Wayne County Map
Published May 14, 2019 | State History

By: The Wayne Historians Organization

The Wayne Historians Organization (WHO) has created a website dedicated to the historic sites of Wayne County.  Town Historians and representatives of local historical societies have worked together to develop an online database of historic sites...

New York History Day Logo
Published May 2, 2019 | State History

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded medals at New York History Day held April 29th in Cooperstown.  First and second place winners will advance to the National History Day competition held at the Univesity of Maryland June 9-13.

Chenango County Historical Society Logo
Published April 24, 2019 | State History

NORWICH, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society’s popular “Third Thursday” seasonal programming returns next month with an afternoon of celebrations, to include refreshments courtesy of NBT Bank.

A commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. on May 16 at 45...

Humanities NY Logo
Published April 17, 2019 | State History

(April 17th, 2019) Humanities New York (HNY) today announced just under $150,000 in awards to 31 grantees for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made in every region of the state, from the North Country to Long Island.

“We are proud to support the vital cultural...

William G. Pomeroy Foundation Logo
Published April 17, 2019 | State History

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation provided $1000 Professional Development Grants to 11 New York organizations to attend the Museum Association of New York (MANY)'s Annual Conference held in Cooperstown April 6-9.  The following organizations were awarded grants:
Anderson Falls Heritage...