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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 http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/ 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

http://www.aaihs.org/history-as-a-communal-act-the-history-of-black-history-month/

Published February 2 | State History

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

https://parks.ny.gov/historic-preservation/heritage-trails/underground-railroad/default.aspx

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...

Published January 19 | State History

Source: Time Warner Cable News

UTICA, N.Y. -- Soon it'll be 200 years since construction on the Erie Canal, an "engineering marvel," began.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that the canal opened up the western territories of the United States to expansion unlike any other...

Published January 19 | State History

On April 30, 1789, George Washington was sworn in as president of the United States on the balcony of Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, uttering for the first time the words that every succeeding president would recite: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President...

Published January 19 | State History

In 2013 Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was selected as a winner of the Rome Prize, which is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence. A lifelong preservationist, Mayes is the principal...

Published January 19 | State History

Washington, DC - A new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and...

Published January 19 | State History

For the past four years, History Relevance has been creating united voice in the history field. Our ultimate goal is that people will value history for its relevance to modern life and use historical thinking skills to actively engage with and address contemporary issues. I am one of the...

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