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Published November 29 | State History

ALBANY, N.Y. — The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn’t used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario’s New York shore, according to two underwater explorers.

Western New York-based explorers Jim Kennard and Roger...

Published November 28 | State History

The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Three awards will...

Published November 23 | State History

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: Last month, IMLS staff participated in pre-conference grantee convening and other activities related

Published November 23 | State History

In addition to continuing to load content gathered over many years, the site is being used in local schools as part of  a Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources project, in collaboration with the Warwick Valley Central School District and the Warwick Historical Society. 


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Published November 16 | State History

A core group of Tompkins County historians and writers has launched Names on the Land-Tompkins County. Throughout 2017, the team will publish place name histories illustrated with maps, photos, and linked content on an interactive website.  ...

Published November 15 | State History

National Council on Public History awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The award program promotes professionalism and best practices among public historians and raises awareness about their activities. Recipients will be...

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Published November 14 | State History

Mary Ellen Kunst
Town of Chemung Historian

When I accepted the Town of Chemung Historian appointment in April 2013, nothing was requested of me other than to manage the Town’s history...

Susan B Anthony
Published November 10 | State History

The cemetery where suffragist Susan B. Anthony is buried had to extend its hours on Tuesday to accommodate visitors.  Article here

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Published November 9 | State History

The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network is producing this website as an endeavor to recognize and promote women’s heritage in New York State and in particular, to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote that...

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Published November 9 | State History

Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, Humanities New York's Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Thirteen themes are available:


The Gilder Lehrman Insitute of American History
Published November 4 | State History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's Fall History Now journal has chosen for its topic African American Soldiers from the Revolution to today. Of particular interest to New York State...

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Published November 3 | State History

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Peterboro NY, recently inducted four new members of its Abolition Hall of Fame.  One of the new inductees, Rev. John Gregg Fee, founder of Berea...

Ron Chernow
Published November 3 | State History

Pulitzer Prize winner (Washington: A Life) Ron Chernow was honored with the 2016 Empire State Archives & History Award on November 2nd, 2016 at an event in Albany.  Before being presented the award, Chernow discussed his career--including his biography on Alexander Hamilton that is...

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Published November 2 | State History

The New York Council for the Humanities has updated its brand, look, and name and is now Humanities New York.  Please find their new website here.

Published October 31 | State History

The National Park Service (NPS) recently presented the Honorary National Park Ranger Award to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough. The Honorary National Park Ranger Award is the highest civilian honor awarded by the agency. 

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Published October 31 | State History

The National Park Service recently issued a report showing the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program generated the completion of over 830 projects and the creation of over 85,000 jobs in Fiscal Year 2015. 

Published October 31 | State History

The US Department of Education recently awarded grants to develop and manage a "Presidential Academy" to provide professional development to teachers of American History and Civics; and a "Congressional Academy" to provide high quality history and civic learning to students. The grant awardee is...

Published October 31 | State History


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Published October 31 | State History

The American Museum of Women’s History Congressional Commission will present a report to Congress in November 2016 addressing the threshold question of whether or not a museum dedicated to women’s history in America is needed, and if so, what might be the content, where might...

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Published October 31 | State History

In July, NCH was made aware by the leadership of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) that the history office at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC) was likely to be defunded and closed at the end of the 2016 fiscal year on September 30...