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Judge Jacob Tysen House
Published April 24, 2020 | State History

We continue to hear many messages of hope and renewal as we see so many people perform daily acts of heroism and kindness. We continue to try and assist through our unique programs.

Tysen House
Before and after column collapse at the 1834 Judge Jacob Tysen House, Staten Island....

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hamilton Program Advertisement
Published April 24, 2020 | State History

We're bringing the Hamilton Education Program experience to you!
Announcing EduHam at Home - available free for
K-12 students and their families

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and HAMILTON are thrilled to announce EduHam at Home, a free digital program for...

Seward House Interior
Published April 24, 2020 | State History

April 23, 2020
Live Stream Lunches

When Washington Irving visited William Seward in the Autumn of 1838, it was only natural that the two gentlemen would make their way to the local bookstore, shopping to further fill the most cherished room of the Sewards’ house: the library. The...

Women's History Trail Graphic
Published April 21, 2020 | State History

This originally appeared on the Livingston County Historian's website.

Explore and learn about contributions of women to the history of Livingston County! This trail winds through the county, highlighting interesting places where women left their mark, changed the status quo, or enriched...

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Published April 21, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced new grant guidelines designed to rapidly distribute CARES Act funding to cultural nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This...

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Published April 20, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Historic Hudson Hoosic Rivers Partnership newsletter.

Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Loans

As part of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill (CARES Act) passed on March 27, New York State nonprofits and other small businesses are...

The Fort Plain Museum September Conference Logo
Published April 17, 2020 | State History

We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Your health and safety, is our first concern; therefore we decided to move the conference to September 10-13, 2020. If you signed up for June, we will be reaching out to you next week (...

Town of Brookhaven Logo
Published April 17, 2020 | State History

Today, April 14th, we observe the founding of the Town of Brookhaven 365 years ago. Seven men traveled across Long Island Sound, landing in Setauket, where they purchased land from the Setalcotts. A small piece of that land still stands as the Setauket Village Green. The agreement for this...

Pomeroy Fund for NYS History Logo
Published April 15, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Museum Association of New York website.

The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is a new partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY). This new fund will grant assistance to 501(c)(3) history-related...

Museum Association of New York Logo
Published April 13, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on a message from the Museum Association of New York.

New York State museums, whose annual economic impact is $5.37 billion (10.7% of the national economic impact of museums) are losing an estimated $3.5 million per day.

Last week the...

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Published April 13, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the DHPSNY April Newsletter.

We are excited to introduce the DHPSNY COVID-19 Information Aggregate, a weekly updated collection of resources to...

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Published April 10, 2020 | State History


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New York State Cultural Affairs Logo
Published April 10, 2020 | State History

 

If you have to leave your home, cover your mouth and nose. Visit ...

 Lakes to Locks Passage Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History
     

Virtual Experiences
to Explore at Home

   
   

​ Explore a PassagePort 

   

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Published April 7, 2020 | State History

How Awardees Can Address Urgent Needs Caused by COVID-19

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Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

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William G. Pomeroy Foundation Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

Commemorating Historic Transportation Canals

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New York Public Library Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

Our temporary closure may have suspended storytimes and other programs in our branches for now, but there are still lots of ways for readers of all ages to engage with the Library online. 

For adult readers, we're pleased to announce a new virtual book club in partnership with...

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Published April 3, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the DHSPNY website.

In light of COVID-19, DHSPNY and NYCON are working to pivot the upcoming Conversations on Local History to be hosted online. We are appreciative of the positive response so far, from those who have registered, expressed...

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