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Gerald Smith Photo
Published February 27 | State History

Broome County Historian Gerald Smith was chosen by the New York Academy of History to receive the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Service in New York History.  The award is named in honor of Governor Herbert H. Lehman and is part of the Academy's mission to promote and honor...

Wilton Bicentennial
Published February 26 | State History

The Town of Wilton (Saratoga County) is celebrating its bicentennial in 2018 with a series of celebratory events and the creation of a film.  The film was produced by Tim Welch and is the story of how this small upstate community engaged with its more famous neighbor to create Greater Saratoga....

Mountain Lake PBS
Published February 22 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Mountain Lake PBS website in February, 2018.
Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to announce the launch of our newest installment of the Mountain Lake PBS Travel Club, Seasonal Discoveries Day Trips. Every time you watch Mountain Lake......

Mohawk Valley
Published February 22 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Times Telegram website in February, 2018. 
The Mohawk Country Association, a not-for-profit heritage tourism and historic preservation organization has received a $10,000 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation of Syracuse......

FDR Home Garden
Published February 22 | State History

This article first appeared on the National Park Service website in February, 2018
The vegetable garden at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park is up and running. Once a nearly two acre vegetable garden......

Ithaca Heritage
Published February 21 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Ithaca Heritage Website in February, 2018.

The Heritage Ambassador Program is a free, fun, and engaging training program to get to know Tompkins County's history and rich heritage. In turn, you will be a resource to fellow county residents...

Bullstone House
Published February 20 | State History

This item originally appeared in the Orange County Historian's February 14th 2018 Newsletter.
A new book profiles the remarkable life of an 18th century Hudson Valley woman was written by Julie Boyd Cole with Sarah Brownell. 
Sarah, an orphan, was an indentured servant......

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Published February 6 | State History

This article originally appeared on auburnpub.com in February, 2018.

The Seward House Museum in Auburn has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Network to Freedom, the museum announced in a news release.

The money will be used for preservation, research and an exhibition...

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Published February 6 | State History

This article originally appeared on The In-Depth Genealogist website in February, 2018.

An extremely important item to remember about research in New York State is that there is New York City, and the rest of the state. Many vital and other records concerning the five counties...

Stephen Lang
Published February 2 | State History

Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of "His Dark Land," will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history...

Dawn Elliott
Published February 2 | State History

This item appeared in Orange County Historian Johanna Yaun's January 31, 2018 Newsletter

Historic interpreter, reenactor, preservationist, educator and researcher Dawn Elliott is this year's recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by...

Orange County World War One Veterans
Published February 2 | State History

Throughout Belgium and France, the influence of WWI can still be felt. As you visit memorials, trenches, and museums, you'll learn about the important role American forces played in the outcome of the war. Explore the locations that were the backdrops for pivotal battles and take time to honor...

New York History Day Logo
Published February 2 | State History

Many Regional History Day contests will be taking place across New York State this March.  The National History Day organization has a variety of resources available online for Teachers, Students and Judges.

For more information on New York History Day...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published January 31 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Institue of Museum and Library Services website January, 2018.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services takes pride in being the primary source of federal support for American museums. The museums we support are in every state and territory and...

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Published January 31 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Historical Society of Rockland County website January, 2018.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is proud to host the annual Rockland County Executive's Historic Preservation Merit Awards, now in their 28th year. These awards,...

Sullivan County Historical Society Logo
Published January 31 | State History

Sullivan County Historian, John Hurley is presenting a new six-week course on the history of Sullivan County. Working with the Hurleyville Maker's Lab and the Delaware Company, the course will run on Monday evenings beginning on April 9th, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Classes are $10 per individual...

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Published January 26 | State History

The New Netherland Institute (NNI) is now accepting presentation proposals for our 41st Annual Conference, which will convene in Albany, New York at the New York State Museum on the 22nd of September 2018. The program committee welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of the seventeenth-century...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the IMLS website on 10 January, 2018.

 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today released a new plan to guide the agency’s programs and services over the next five years. ...

Buffalo History Museum Logo
Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Buffalo History Museum blog in January, 2018.

How many times have your friends said, “You should write a book!”? Would you like to write a memoir or do you have expertise in one unique thing that no one else has written much about? Are you...

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Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New Netherland Institute website in January, 2018.

Hosted by best-selling author Russell Shorto—author of The Island at the Center of the World and Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City—New Netherland...

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