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Capital Region Alliance for Response Logo
Published August 11, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared in a Capital Region Alliance for Response newsletter.

Visit the new Capital Region Alliance for Response website and learn about emergency response programs and services in our region! The Capital New York Alliance for Response, with a volunteer...

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

This article originally appeared on the IMLS website.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced grant awards totaling $25,899,000 for museums across the nation to improve services to their communities.

“Museums large and small have a significant impact on...

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

This article originally appeared on the IMLS website.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the selection of 12 projects from a pool of 60 applicants for the highly competitive National Leadership Grants for Museums program.

“IMLS is honored to provide...

New York State Council for the Social Studies
Published August 7, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared in the NYSCSS newsletter. 

We are currently seeking one-hour workshop proposals in the following areas:

1. Providing Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education

2. Encouraging Inquiry

3. Strengthening Virtual Learning

4...

Rockland County Historical Society Logo
Published August 6, 2020 | State History

The Historical Society of Rockland County Challenges You to Complete the

Blauvelt House Puzzle PIeces
Jacob...

Humanities New York Logo
Published August 3, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Humanities New York website.

Marking the culmination of HNY’s efforts to mark the women's suffrage centennials of NYS and, this year, of the nation, HNY is launching the Amended podcast, a six-part series about the ongoing struggle for...

New Netherland Institute Logo
Published August 3, 2020 | State History

The material in this article originally appeared in the New Netherland Institute Newsletter, July 31st, 2020.

In this volume:

"History Lessons"
"Dutch New York Stories" Podcast with Dr. Andrea Mosterman
Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance
The Spanish...

A New York Minute in History logo
Published July 30, 2020 | State History

This article originally appeared on the WAMC Podcasts website. 

In the third episode of our series: Legends and Lore of the Empire State, A New York Minute In History explores the inspirations behind Washington Irving’s “Headless Horseman” and “Ichabod Crane.”

The Village...

National Endowment for the Humanities Logo
Published July 30, 2020 | State History

Congratulations to the New York winners of the grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Grant awards support the preservation of historic collections, humanities exhibitions and documentaries, scholarly research, and educational opportunities for teachers. Listed further...

Published July 28, 2020 | State History

     Tompkins County historian Carol Kammen has been awarded the 2020 Lehman Prize for Distinguished Service in New York History. She is being recognized for her career writing, promoting, and contributing to local community history. Kammen has served as county historian since...

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