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Published April 25 | State History

By: Mark Boshnack, Oneonta Daily Star

This article originally appeared in the Oneonta Daily Star

A Cooperstown-based state competition brought out the love of history in its participants, several involved said Monday at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.


NYS Constitution
Published April 20 | State History

The first New York state constitution is formally adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York, meeting in the upstate town of Kingston, on this day in 1777.

The constitution began by declaring the possibility of reconciliation between Britain and its former...

Published April 14 | State History

Orginally Published by Rebecca Herz

 In Fall 2014 I began an exploration of the relationship between schools and museums on this blog, with the goal of thinking about, and rethinking, the field trip model. At that time I created a page titled Ideas and Implications,...

Published April 14 | State History

ANN ARBOR—A book by Heather Ann Thompson, professor and historian at the University of Michigan, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history.

Thompson is the author of "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy" (Pantheon, 2016). She is a professor in the...

Published April 14 | State History

This article was oginally published by The Guardian by David Smith.

It redefined women's rights, race relations, civil liberties and America's role in the world. It caused twice as many American deaths as the Vietnam war. But there is no national memorial to it in Washington DC...

Published April 14 | State History

This article was written by Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew and orginally published on the IMLS Blog.

We have produced a series of working resource documents through out Community Salute initiative to help further your engagaement with veterans and military families, and align efforts...

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Published April 13 | State History

New York State History Day
April 24, 2017 • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cooperstown, NY


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — On Monday, April 24, Fenimore Art Museum, and The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown host nearly 450 middle and high school students from all corners of New York State,...

Henry Johnson
Published April 13 | State History

Henry Johnson was an African American U.S. Army soldier who fought heroically in the 369th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army in World War I. Learn the story of his life, his family, and the extensive efforts to honor his bravery and courage after his death. Johnson was finally honored with the...

Geoff Stein
Published April 10 | State History

By: Tim O'Brien
Albany Times Union
April 8. 2017

The bicycle, that two-wheeled contraption children learn to ride and adults use to keep in shape, traces its origins back 200 years.

And while it makes no noise unless you put a baseball card in its spokes, its impact on...

Published April 7 | State History

The theme for the 2017 National History Day is 'Taking a Stand in History.' Each year the theme changes and is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state hirtory and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The intention for selectin this years theme for...

Published April 7 | State History

On April 6th, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that in 2016, New York State led the nation in the number of completed historic property revitalization projects using rehabilitation tax credit programs. Since the Governor signed legislation to bolster the state’s use of rehabilitation tax...

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Published April 7 | State History

On April 6th, 2017, for the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launching of the New York State World War I Commission website.  

"On the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, New York’s commemoration activities...

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Published April 6 | State History

On March 13, 2017, the New York State Historical Association’s legally changed its name to the Fenimore Art Museum and the NYSHA name will no longer be used.  The amendments to the organization’s charter that allowed for this were sought by the museum to, per their press release, “reflect the...

A Spirit of Sacrifice
Published April 6 | State History

On April 6th, 1917, the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate's action of April 4th and formally voted to declare war on Germany.  As a result, the United States and New York entered the Great War.  

New York State and its citizens played a critical role in the United States’...

Published March 31 | State History

The Town of Groton is celebrating its 200th Anniversary.  Groton is rich in history, including the fact that for a short time they were called Division when Groton and Tompkins County were first formed in 1817.  From their first settlers, to the booming industries they once had, to the beautiful...

Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference in Utica
Published March 31 | State History

The web site has the details of the schedule, fees, registration procedures, speakers, etc. for the Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference in Utica May 19-21, 2017. Plan to attend one, two ,or all three days. Bring the family for the canal boat cruise May 21...

Published March 31 | State History

This article was written by Paula Gangopadhyay and orginally published on the IMLS site.

Why do I feel excited about coming to work every day at IMLS? It's because of the distinct opportunity my colleagues and I have of witnessing some of the phenomenal work that's going on in...

NEH Grants
Published March 30 | State History

Congratulations to the following recipients who were successfully awarded a grant through the essential National Endowment of the Humanities grant programs:

NEW YORK STATE (42) $4,793,261
Katherine Boivin Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]

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Published March 30 | State History

Written by Tammy Gaskell and originally published on the NCPH History @ Work blog.

In light of the LGTBQ theme study recently released by the National Park Service, The Public Historian invites proposals for articles to be published in a special issue of the journal on LGTBQ public...

Published March 30 | State History

This article was written by Andrea Jones and orginally published on the Peak Experience Lab Blog:

How do objects speak to us when we visit museums? Most of the time, an object's only voice is translated through a neatly-hung, factually-dense label.  I have a lot of respect for well-...