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Labor Day Parade
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...

Black and White drawing of a face
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...

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Published October 31 | State History

The New York State Museum will celebrate New York State History Month in November with a variety of free public programs for children, families, and adults. The Museum also recently launched a website to share information about historical research, news, and resources: ...

Whitestown Town Hall
Published October 28 | State History

This article was written by Village of Whitesboro Clerk Dana Nimey-Olney and Village Historian Judy Mallozzi

The Whitestown Town Hall is situated in the Village of Whitesboro on Park Avenue in the Village Green. In 1784, Hugh White of Middletown Connecticut purchased 1,500 acres...

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Published October 27 | State History

Congratulations to the following 2016 Award Winners:

Laura and Robert Chodos Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 9-12:
Hailey Hansen, Tamarac Secondary School, Brunswick Central School District

Laura and Robert Chodos...

Published October 27 | State History

The History Relevance Campaign’s Values of History Statement presents seven ways history is essential today.

Published October 27 | State History

In commemoration of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act, The Public Historian and NCPH have released a free e-publication which reflects on the legislation. It includes various essays from NCPH’s History@Work blog for consultation, study, or classroom...

Office of State History
Published October 18 | State History

This article appeared in the Summer 2016 New York State Conference of Mayors & Municipal Officers Municipal Bulletin.

New York is unique among the 50 states when it comes to its history.  This is true not just because of the myriad nationally and internationally significant...

Published October 17 | State History

Please join the Archives Partnership Trust for a fascinating evening with American author, historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and National Humanities Medalist, Ron Chernow and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer as they talk about Mr. Chernow's highly productive career, including...

Published October 17 | State History

Celebrate New York History Month at the annual Researching New York Conference! The conference meets annually in November, bringing together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State...