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Published March 23 | State History

WMHT Presents a Free Preview Screening and Discussion of:

Henry Johnson: A Tale of Courage
& Excerpts from American Experience | The Great War

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6pm
New York State Museum | Huxley Theater
222 Madison Avenue,...

Published March 21 | State History

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. The New Netherland Institute would like to use this centenary and our Annual Conference to highlight the role of women in the development of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland and early New York...

Published March 17 | State History

Last spring The History Center in Tompkins County conducted a successful pilot program pairing teens and elders in Tompkins County to archive local histories. We are looking for interested teens and elders for this year's Gen to Gen program, which will take place from March through May. This...

Published March 17 | State History


Washington, DC -- Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew released the following statement on the President's proposed FY 2018 budget, which includes elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Since its inception 20 years ago,...

Hugh MacDougall
Published March 10 | State History

Hugh MacDougall, Cooperstown Village Historian, has an interesting way to make the news of the past relevant today. Since 1995, in his popular weekly column in the Cooperstown Crier, Mr. MacDougall has been taking news articles from exactly 200 years previous out of the Otsego Herald (or...

Suffrage Exhibit Logo
Published March 9 | State History

In honor of Women's History Month, a preview of Votes for Women, a women's suffrage exhibition opening in November 2017, is posted on the New York State Museum website.

Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of...

Published March 3 | State History

Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, this project employs inquiry-based approaches to family history for New York City Public School grade 10 teachers who wish to inspire their students to employ historical methods and thinking, while learning research and...

Published March 3 | State History

Check out for interesting podcasts regarding American history.

Published February 23 | State History

The New York State Archives has recently added the manuscript images of several New Netherland volumes to their Digital Collections. With these additions, nearly all of the manuscripts in the collections are now available. The remainder will be posted shortly.

We would like to thank the...

Published February 14 | State History

In early 2017, pre-1847 records of the Supreme Court and Chancery Court, held by the New York County Clerk's Office in Manhattan, were acquired by the State Archives by agreement with the Unified Court System. This consolidation in one location of about 5,000 cubic feet of important historical...

Published February 2 | State History

By Stephen G. Hall
Black Perspectives
Featured by the National Council on Public History

Published February 2 | State History

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation

Published January 19 | State History

With the purpose of showing the deaths in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps during the World War from the State of New York, and with a desire of coupling with these statistics information regarding the cause and place of each individual death, this office has compiled the following report by...

Published January 19 | State History

Source: National Parks Service

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced funding for 39 projects in over 20 states that will preserve and highlight the sites and stories associated with the...

Published January 19 | State History

The public is invited to attend a free film screening and discussion of “Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I”, a documentary about the black American soldiers known as the Harlem Hellfighters during World War I, on Friday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather...