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Published January 19 | State History

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as president of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, uttering for the first time the words that every succeeding president would recite: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President...

Published January 19 | State History

In 2013 Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was selected as a winner of the Rome Prize, which is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence. A lifelong preservationist, Mayes is the principal...

Published January 19 | State History

Washington, DC - A new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and...

Published January 19 | State History

For the past four years, History Relevance has been creating united voice in the history field. Our ultimate goal is that people will value history for its relevance to modern life and use historical thinking skills to actively engage with and address contemporary issues. I am one of the...

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Published January 10 | State History

Erie Canalway, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, offers a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals that showcase the Canalway Corridor's nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and trails today....

Published January 5 | State History

The following information has been provided by Johanna Yaun, Orange County Historian.

Here in the Orange County Historian's office, we receive a surprising number of questions regarding cemeteries. Every week we hear about a hiker stumbling upon an overgrown family plot in the...

Published January 5 | State History



Caked in dust and dating back to 1674, the written records of a growing city are headed to new homes, to be preserved and made accessible to researchers.

By Rick Rojas, New York Times



Published January 5 | State History

By Johanna Yaun, Orange County Historian

On a summer day in 1998, I stood on Grand Street, waiting. First Lady Hillary Clinton's press bus had broken down on I-87 and she was now several hours late.

When she finally arrived, she gave an impressive speech and pledged funds ($...

Published January 5 | State History

Excerpt written by Paul Grondhal of the Times Union

The Dutch officials acknowledged that some of the finest collections of 17th- and 18th-century Dutch records, correspondence and artifacts reside in the State Library, State Archives and State Museum that share the Cultural...

Published January 5 | State History

March 2017 (available for pre-order) / 520 pages / Illustrated: 37 color photographs, 79 b/w photographs/ jacketed hardcover

Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

"An original, authoritative, and entertaining walk through Empire...

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Published January 4 | State History

This is a survey course providing an overview of the peoples and land of New York State from the earliest human occupation to the 21st century. The course will focus on physical geography, literature and the arts, demographics, government and politics relating to various time periods in New York...

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Published January 4 | State History

On January 3rd, 2017, the Tompkins County Legislature issued a proclamation celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage in New York State of the Suffrage Act, which granted women the right to vote in local and state elections, and naming 2017 the Year of the Woman in Tompkins County. ...

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Published January 4 | State History

For More Information, Contact:
Antonia Giuliano, (518) 474-1201

Representatives from state historic sites and cultural institutions will provide educational hands-on activities, unique artifacts to explore, and information about upcoming events during the annual “New York State’s...

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Published December 21 | State History

Source: National Council on Public History blog History@Work

Published December 16 | State History

The Museum of the City of New York is pleased to announce over 1,650 pieces and sets from our preeminent collection of New York Silver is now digitized, catalogued, publicly accessible and fully searchable via our online Collections Portal – http://...

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Published December 13 | State History

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 8th, 2016 the awardees for the 2016 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) grants.  110 projects that total over $24.5 million in grant funding are for work being done in the history, heritage tourism, or historic preservation fields.  ...

Published December 9 | State History

The Otsego County Historical Association (OCHA) and the Otsego County Board of Representatives came together to fund a historical marker in Otsego County.   OCHA worked with the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and the Budget Committee of the county board to obtain a budget line in the county...

Published December 1 | State History

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication-as told through the records of the men and women who made it. Home to some of the...

Published December 1 | State History

The History Department at St. John’s University is pleased to announce its new a Ph.D. in World History. The degree combines traditional academic rigor in research with an emphasis on new pedagogies and is geared toward the traditional full-time doctoral student and the working professional...

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