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Published March 20, 2019 | State History

1969: When Woodstock Changed the World


50th Anniversary Conference on the 60's and its Woodstock Music Festival

American Association for State and Local History
Published March 19, 2019 | State History

Responses Needed: What visitation trends have you seen at your site over the last few years? The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is conducting a national visitation survey  and wants your feedback! Please take five minutes to complete the survey...

Museum Association of New York
Published March 19, 2019 | State History

MANY is conducting a survey of museums in New York State to set new benchmarks, identify successes, gather concerns, and establish advocacy priorities. This is the first field-wide survey MANY has conducted since 2011. I hope you will help us gather and share critically needed data.

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Published March 19, 2019 | State History

Don Wildman of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”

to Participate in Awards Ceremony

Over 100 Capital Region students will compete in the annual ...

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Published March 19, 2019 | State History

HYDE PARK, NEW YORK – The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, The Eleanor
Roosevelt National Historic Site, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Martin Van Buren
National Historic Site recorded more than 548,000 visitors in 2018.

In 2018, the sites...

Published March 19, 2019 | State History


A two-part symposium marking the arrival of the first Africans in Jamestown
which influenced the nation. This year Virginia commemorates the 400th
Anniversary of the...

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Published March 19, 2019 | State History

Proposals are now being accepted for the Omohundro Institute 2019-2020 colloquium series

The OI sponsors four or five colloquia a semester in order to discuss a variety of projects in progress. While graduate students are warmly encouraged to attend all colloquia,...

The New Netherland Institute
Published March 13, 2019 | State History

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) is now accepting presentation proposals for 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. The program committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of the...

New York Historical Society Women and American Story
Published March 13, 2019 | State History
Women & the American Story
Available for Free Online

Did you know only 13 percent of historical figures in US history textbooks are women? Through our award-winning education team and innovative ...

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Published March 13, 2019 | State History

Marist to Hold Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Its Lasting Impact

Bethel Woods Museum

New York State Museum
Published March 5, 2019 | State History


Saturday, March 23, 2019
$10 Registration Fee


Clinton County Historical Association
Published February 26, 2019 | State History

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to announce the officers and members of the CCHA Board of Trustees for 2019.  Officers are: Geri Favreau, President; Jerry Gagnier, Vice-President; William D. Laundry, Treasurer; and Jan Couture, Secretary. Trustees are: Sue Coffey; John...

Washington's Headquarters Newburgh
Published February 20, 2019 | State History
Historic advocate and preservationist Mildred Starin is this year's recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site each year to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through...
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Published February 19, 2019 | State History

Vol. 63, No. 1; JANUARY–MARCH 2019


Memories of a Farm on Ackertown Road
Laurie Hopp Rindskopf was born in Brooklyn but...

William G. Pomeroy Foundation
Published February 19, 2019 | State History

William G. Pomeroy Foundation® Opens New Grant Round for NYS Marker Program


SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has officially opened the next grant round of its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program, which commemorates historic people, places or things during...

Tide Church photo, mid-1930s
Published February 13, 2019 | State History

Aristides "Tide" Church, circa 1930


The Town of Penfield is situated in eastern Monroe County. The Irondequoit Creek flows through town and was an asset to its  development. In the early 1800s, mills and other early industries flourished along a one mile stretch of...

New York Times Alligator Story
Published February 11, 2019 | State History

Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione has published new research on the origins of the alligator in the sewer "myth." His research can be read here

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Published February 7, 2019 | State History

From April to June of this year, the New Netherland Institute will present the 2019 Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck Lecture Series, which will comprise 10 lectures on various aspects of New Netherland, each at a different venue from New York City to the Capital Region.

The first in the series...

Long Island Historical Societies
Published February 5, 2019 | State History

SOUTHAMPTON, NY. Reflecting the expansion of its services and territory, the Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies (ASCHS) has officially changed its name to Long Island Historical Societies. Permission for the name change and territory was recently received from the New York State...