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The Fort Plain Museum September Conference Logo
Published April 17, 2020 | State History

We at The Fort Plain Museum hope everyone is healthy and staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Your health and safety, is our first concern; therefore we decided to move the conference to September 10-13, 2020. If you signed up for June, we will be reaching out to you next week (...

Town of Brookhaven Logo
Published April 17, 2020 | State History

Today, April 14th, we observe the founding of the Town of Brookhaven 365 years ago. Seven men traveled across Long Island Sound, landing in Setauket, where they purchased land from the Setalcotts. A small piece of that land still stands as the Setauket Village Green. The agreement for this...

Pomeroy Fund for NYS History Logo
Published April 15, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Museum Association of New York website.

The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is a new partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY). This new fund will grant assistance to 501(c)(3) history-related...

Museum Association of New York Logo
Published April 13, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on a message from the Museum Association of New York.

New York State museums, whose annual economic impact is $5.37 billion (10.7% of the national economic impact of museums) are losing an estimated $3.5 million per day.

Last week the...

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Published April 13, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the DHPSNY April Newsletter.

We are excited to introduce the DHPSNY COVID-19 Information Aggregate, a weekly updated collection of resources to...

Quartz Magazine Logo
Published April 10, 2020 | State History


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New York State Cultural Affairs Logo
Published April 10, 2020 | State History

 

If you have to leave your home, cover your mouth and nose. Visit ...

 Lakes to Locks Passage Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History
     

Virtual Experiences
to Explore at Home

   
   

​ Explore a PassagePort 

   

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 Institute of Museum and Library Services Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

How Awardees Can Address Urgent Needs Caused by COVID-19

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Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

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William G. Pomeroy Foundation Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

Commemorating Historic Transportation Canals

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New York Public Library Logo
Published April 7, 2020 | State History

Our temporary closure may have suspended storytimes and other programs in our branches for now, but there are still lots of ways for readers of all ages to engage with the Library online. 

For adult readers, we're pleased to announce a new virtual book club in partnership with...

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Published April 3, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the DHSPNY website.

In light of COVID-19, DHSPNY and NYCON are working to pivot the upcoming Conversations on Local History to be hosted online. We are appreciative of the positive response so far, from those who have registered, expressed...

USS Slater
Published April 3, 2020 | State History

It is hard to know where to begin. Your response to our recent mailing, requesting support for our “Match the Maritime Heritage Grant,” has been outstanding. In my twenty-two years here, I have never seen such a wealth of donations. There is no way we can adequately express our thanks to you,...

Association of Public Historians of New York logo
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Association of Public Historians of New York State website.

As local government-appointed historians, it is our duty to document not just the past but the present. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in all our lives; it is...

A New York Minute in History logo
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the WAMC website.

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the world. And it’s upended how many people go about their daily lives. One organization in New York’s Capital Region wants to collect and preserve the stories of how ordinary people are living...

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Institute of Museum and Library Services website.

A visit to a museum can be educational, inspiring, calming, or encouraging. Museums bring people together, expand our horizons, teach us about the world, and provide moments of peaceful...

Gotham Center for New York City History
Published April 2, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Gotham Center for New York City History website.

The Gotham Center is pleased to announce the first winners of its new fellowship program, “Writing the History of Greater New York,”  established with generous support by the Robert David Lion...

New York State Archives Logo
Published April 1, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York State Archives website.

In honor of American Archives Month, the award-winning New York Archives magazine announces its first annual essay competition to promote and recognize excellence in collegiate student research. The purpose...

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