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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,...

a woman and two children reading a plaque in a museum
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

We are experimenting...

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...