News Articles

Published June 20 | State History

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro NY is proud to be the first site in the EQUAL RIGHTS, RIGHT HERE I Love New York campaign to receive a photo frame through which visitors may take their photograph, supporting equal rights in New York State....

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Published June 20 | State History

By: The Preservation League of New York State

This article originally appeared on the Preservation League of New York State's Notes from the Field Blog on June 16, 2017

The Preservation League was pleased to attend a special announcement in Albany last week, outlined in a...

Published June 13 | State History

This article appeared in 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse on June 9, 2017


CANANDAIGUA, NY — The Ontario County Historical Society and The 1816 Farmington...

Published June 13 | State History

This article appeared in New York Genealogical and Biographical Society on June 6, 2017

The genealogy community received great news from Reclaim the Records this morning – they have obtained images of the New York...

Published June 13 | State History

This article appeared in The New York Academy of Medicine on June 6, 2017


New York (June 6, 2017) – The New York Academy of Medicine Library announces the launch of its new digital collections and exhibits website, hosted on the open-source framework...

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Published June 9 | State History

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the statewide teachers' union, is sponsoring an Advanced Placement® Summer Institute on July 17-20, 2017 in the Conference Center at the NYSUT Headquarters, located at 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, New York. Classes are held from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This...

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Published June 7 | State History

As part of the NYS Women’s Suffrage Centennial, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation offered grants for Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate the people, places or things instrumental to women gaining the right to vote in New York State.   The Foundation awarded 19 historic marker grants in 12...

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Published June 6 | State History

By: Melanie Lefkowitz, Cornell University Library

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell...

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Published June 5 | State History

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, Crailo State Historic Site presents “Women of New Netherland,” a new special tour focusing on the lives of women during the Dutch colonial period of New York State history. Tours will take place on Saturdays at 12:00 PM...

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Published June 2 | State History

A Spirit of Sacrifice online exhibit is now available HERE.

This online resource contains information about the exhibit, partners, programs and a complete Educator's Guide related to New York's role in World War I.

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Published June 2 | State History

Website offers information about programs and events relating to New York’s woman suffrage centennial and what is happening throughout our region to commemorate it.

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Published June 1 | State History

This article appeared in Path Through History

Discover the people and places that shaped American history 
June 17 - 18 and October 7 -9, 2017!

Path Through History Weekends are a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will...

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Published June 1 | State History

Humanities NY has added a Spring 2017 Resource Guide to its Women's Suffrage webpage that includes a variety of information on grants, outreach, projects, and research tha exists related to the Centennial of...

Published June 1 | State History

This article appeared in AASLH on May 24, 2017
by Jogh Dichtl, President &CEO, AASLH

Dear Members and Friends of AASLH, Yesterday, May 23, President Trump sent a FY2018 budget request to Congress that would drastically cut federal history and humanities funding. Both...

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Published June 1 | State History


Three Hills will publish smart, informative, entertaining, and provocative books about New York State and the Northeast.

From history to unusual hobbies, from politics to pop culture, from the...

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Published June 1 | State History

The opening ceremony for the National Contest is on Sunday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland in College Park and features an address by filmmaker Ken Burns! Don't miss the chance to hear from this legendary documentary filmmaker. 

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Published May 30 | State History

The following resolution was passed unanimously May 15, 2017, by the Village of Lake George Board of Trustees:



WHEREAS, our entire region is rich in cultural history, and

WHEREAS, there is substantial interest in cultural heritage tourism,...

Published May 25 | State History

This news article appeared on National Trust for Historic Preservation, March 15, 2016

By David Weible


Any politician or community planner will tell you that zoning and districting is a complex concept, and though intentions are always good, it can be...