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Preservation League of NYS
Published July 8, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Preservation League of New York Newsletter.

Proposals are now being accepted for educational sessions at the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! The Conference will take place online November 16-18, 2021...

Published July 8, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in a NYS Governor's Office press release.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced groundbreaking for a new entrance and gateway at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park in the Finger Lakes. Construction will realign the entry into the park...

Kingston Urban Renewal Photo
Published July 6, 2021 | State History

Urban renewal was one of the most important—and controversial—domestic policies in our nation’s history. Between 1949 and 1974, the federal government spent over $7 billion to revitalize more than 1,200 cities struggling with economic and population decline. The...

American Association for State and Local History
Published July 6, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in an AASLH newsletter.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is pleased to announce that Making History at 250: The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial is available for download now!

Through support from...

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Published July 6, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in an America250 newsletter.

As the America250 Foundation hits the five-year mark from the semiquincentennial – the 250th anniversary of America’s formation on July 4, 1776, it’s only fitting that we meet the moment with a nationwide rollout of...

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Published July 6, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Saratoga County History Roundtable website.

Hundreds of cars drive down McMaster Street in Ballston Spa on a daily basis, but few may notice the beautiful old bell that sits silently on display in front of Building 1 of the Saratoga County...

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Published July 6, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on The History Center in Tompkins County website.

Breaking Barriers: Women's Lives & Livelihoods explores the lives of women in public and private spheres across the centuries through six interactive exhibits: ...

Mayer and Woerner 250th
Published June 28, 2021 | State History

This article appeared on the New York State Senate website.

In the final week of legislative session, The New York State 250th Commemoration Act, which was sponsored by Senator Shelley B. Mayer and Assemblymember Carrie Woerner, and is part of a national effort to commemorate the...

Oneida County History Center Logo
Published June 28, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Oneida County History Center website.

The History Center is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards!

This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of our community, past and...

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Published June 28, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Saratoga County History Roundtable website.

In the early morning hours of July 4, 1919, a fire alarm was sounded in the village of Corinth. Many residents believed it to be some boys celebrating Independence Day a bit early. However, when...

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Published June 18, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has distributed $51.6 million in funding to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils and interim partners, the agency’s first awards...

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Published June 15, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.

The Hungry for History™ grant program celebrates the intersection of community history and cultural heritage with locally & regionally significant food dishes created prior to 1960. This program is...

Patriots and Spies in Revolutionary New York
Published June 15, 2021 | State History

This book summary originally appeared on the Rowman and Littlefield website.

Spies! Loyalists! Tories! Conspiracy! Strange messages? Codes in invisible ink? The American Revolution was first and foremost a civil war that tore at the very fabric of families as well as society....

Chenango County Historical Society Logo
Published June 15, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Chenango County Historical Society website.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on June 19, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCCH) will host several commemorative programs in celebration of Path Through History weekend, including an exhibit...

Buffalo History Museum
Published June 15, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Buffalo History Museum newsletter.

The last day to see two of the Buffalo History Museum's signature exhibits before deinstallation begins is this Wednesday, June 16th. Future use for these spaces include a premier exhibit debuting in the...

Tompkins County History Center Logo
Published May 24, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Tompkins County History Center website.

The History Center in Tompkins County (THC) is excited to announce its new exhibit "Breaking Barriers: Women's Lives & Livelihoods" will open July 2nd 2021. This exhibit has multiple components: a...

Oneida County History Center Logo
Published May 24, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in an Oneida County History Center press release.

The Oneida County History Center presents the work of local award-winning photographer Frank Forte.  An Erie Canal Odyssey depicts communities, structures, boats, people, and activities along the...

New York State Education Department Logo
Published May 12, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in a New York State Education Department press release.

The New York State Education Department’s Cultural Education Center will re-open to the public on Monday, May 17, 2021 with new COVID-19 protocols in place, State Education Commissioner Betty...

Rome Historical Society Logo
Published May 12, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Rome Historical Society press release.

At 7:00 PM on June 16, 2021 Rome Historical Society will present Henry DiSpirito: Stonemason to Sculptor, a virtual program at facebook.com/romehistorical. Ashley Hopkins-Benton will discuss the life,...

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Published May 7, 2021 | State History

This article originally appeared in a New York State Archives Partnership Trust newsletter.

The Archives Partnership Trust is excited to announce the launch of Consider the Source New York (CTSNY). The new online educator resource delivers over 2,000 primary sources, learning...

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