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Published October 26 | State History

This article was written by Stephen Sawchuk and originally appeared on the Education Week website on October 23, 2018.

In September in a room where someone had conspicuously placed a Confederate flag for at least part of the proceedings, the Texas board of education sat through...

Published October 26 | State History

This article was written by Richard Fausset and originally appeared on the New York Times website on October 18, 2018.

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The Rev. Ferrell Brown, a white pastor at a suburban Atlanta megachurch, stood on the big bald top of Stone Mountain on a warm Saturday...

Published October 26 | State History

This article was written by Dr. James D. Folts, Head of Researcher Services at the NYS Archives and originally appeared on the Historical Society of the New York Courts website on October 17th, 2018.

Archival records of New York’s Unified Court System contain unique, valuable...

Published October 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the NYSCSS website in October, 2018.

The annual NYSCSS/NYS4A Convention will be held March 7-9, 2019 at the Albany Capital Center, Albany, New York.

2019 Convention Theme: Educating and Celebrating our Past, Present and Future...

Published October 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York State Education Department website in October, 2018.

The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust have received a $125,760 “Save America’s Treasures” grant from the National Park Service and the Institute of...

Published October 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on teh Institute of Museum and Library Services website in October, 2018.

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. This special initiative is designed to inspire small museums to apply for and...

Published October 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the AASLH website in September, 2018.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will present its 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 28-31, in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience....

Ed Ford
Published October 18 | State History

On Saturday, October 20th, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein joined with Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack and County Historian Geoff Miller, along with New York State Historian Devin Lander, to honor Edwin (Ed) Ford's 34 years of dedicated service as City of Kingston Historian.  A formal...

Published October 11 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Daily Gazette website on October 5, 2018.

WGY radio in Schenectady, which had been on the air for just under six years, broadcast an urgent appeal sometime after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 1928.

A new Fairchild monoplane was overdue...

Published October 5 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website.

Our yearly photo contest invites people from all walks of life to share their unique views of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Enjoy looking through their lens at the...

Published October 5 | State History

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

The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a combined endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), offers a...

Published September 28 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum website.

Samuel Joseph May was born on September 12, 1797 into a well-connected Boston family. He graduated from Harvard University (1817) and Harvard Divinity School (1820) and became the only Unitarian...

Published September 28 | State History

This article originally appeared on the H-Net website in September, 2018.

The New York State Labor History Association is proud to announce that the 2017 Bernard Bellush Prize is being awarded to Erin Durham for her graduate essay, "Strike for Labor Rights: Prison Reform in...

Published September 20 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Abolition Hall of Fame website.

Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911), nee Watkins, was the most prominent African-African female social reformer and writer in 19th-century America. Although she was born free in slaveholding Baltimore,...

Jean Brooks Greenleaf
Published September 20 | State History

This article was created by the Greece Historical Society in September, 2018.

 The Greece Historical Society is pleased to announce that it was awarded a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to install an historic marker at the site of the summer home of nationally...

Published September 14 | State History

This article originally appeared on Bob Cudmore's website in September, 2018.

Presidential historian David Pietrusza discusses his latest book, “TR’s Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy.” Read more...

Published September 14 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Erie Canalway website in September, 2018.

Do you have a project or great idea aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York’s legendary canals, celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial, or encourage further exploration of the Erie...

Published September 7 | State History

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation invites communities across New York State to celebrate folklore with fully funded commemorative signage through its Legends & Lore roadside marker grant program.

Launched in partnership with the New York Folklore Society, the Legends...

Published September 7 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Fort Ticonderoga website.

Open to teachers from New York, Vermont, and beyond, this day-long workshop serves as both an introduction to the History Day program and as an opportunity for experienced teachers to expand their involvement. ...

Published September 7 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Institute of Museum and Library Services website on September 5, 2018.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the launch of a new special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with...

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