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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...

Published May 24 | State History

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has developed a series of Heritage Trails available online on the following historical subjects:


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Published May 24 | State History

On May 23, President Trump sent his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request to Congress.  As expected, it includes devastating cuts to federal history and humanities funding including elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Historical Publications and...

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Published May 24 | State History

Crossing New York State from the Hudson River at Albany to Buffalo, the Erie Canal revolutionized transportation and trade almost as soon as it opened. The time it took to travel across the state declined from two or more weeks to a mere five days; towns, villages, and cities developed along its...

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Published May 24 | State History

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2017)—National Endowment for the Humanities Deputy Chair Margaret Plympton released the following statement regarding the agency’s budget:

Today the Trump administration released its comprehensive budget for the Federal government for FY 2018. The White House has...

Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz
Published May 24 | State History

This article appeared in the Madison County Courier on May 23, 2017.

Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz has been selected to receive a Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award from the New York State Archives; the residency will cover lodging, food, travel and copy costs...

Published May 23 | State History

Washington, DC--Today, President Donald J. Trump released his FY 2018 budget request to Congress, which includes $23 million for administrative expenses to begin conducting a closeout of operations of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) starting in Fiscal Year 2018. IMLS is one...

Published May 23 | State History

Call for Proposals – “Power Lines” 
NCPH Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18-21, 2018

The call for proposals is open through July 15 at ...

Published May 18 | State History

This article appeared on the blog News@Northeastern on May 12, 2017

By: Molly Callahan

On Thursday, a statue of Jefferson Davis, the second of four Civil War memorials put up in New Orleans, was removed and towed to a clandestine...

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Published May 18 | State History

Stay up to date on events related to the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal and add your organizations events at

Published May 16 | State History

Apply for a scholarship to attend the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting. Scholarships are available for diverse attendees, employees of small museums, and new professionals in four states.

AASLH Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity (2)

AASLH Small Museum Scholarship (2-5)


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Published May 16 | State History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced the Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project. Using the Smithsonian Transcription Center, this crowdsourcing initiative aims to transcribe images of the Bureau’s nearly two million records. Once transcribed, the records are...

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Published May 16 | State History

STAATSBURG, N.Y. (5/15/17) — The “Gilded Age Experience Deluxe Audience Participation Tour” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will have visitors participate in activities that give them the flavor of life at the mansion 100 years ago.  The tour features a cast of...

Published May 15 | State History

By: Carole West, Director of Youth Education and Eight Square Schoolhouse

According to Tompkins County historian Carol Kammen, this proclamation "...recognizes the long struggle for a woman to be able to take her place in the world outside her home."   

Included in this struggle...

Cottage Lawn Farmers Market
Published May 15 | State History

The 3rd Annual Cottage Lawn Farmers’ Market on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Society located at 435 Main Street in Oneida will open every Tuesday from 3- 7 pm from May 16- September 5.(The market will not be open on Tuesday, July 4). The market will feature fresh local,  seasonal...

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Published May 11 | State History

From the AAM:

Good governance is essential to the work of museum trustees and directors, providing the very foundation for the museum’s success. Together the board and the director set the direction of the museum, obtain and manage the resources needed for it to fulfill its mission...