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Published June 19 | State History

We're excited to announce a new round of DHPSNY's Mentorship Program! The current application is for cohorts that will meet from August 2018 through January 2019. Applications for this round must be received by June 29th, 2018.
The DHPSNY Mentorship...

Published June 12 | State History

Fri Jun 29th, 2018 to Sun Jul 1st, 2018 - All Day
This event recreates the historic siege of 1759 when British and New York troops, along with Native American allies, captured Fort Niagara from the French after a 19 day siege.
Large numbers of reenactors camp at the fort for this...

Published June 12 | State History

A restored 1926 O.J. Childs Fire Truck will visit Utica Thursday, June 14-17, 2018 courtesy of the Richmond Michigan Volunteer Fire Dept.
Retired firefighter Jeff Goodar and active fighter Rob Treend will transport the restored fire truck from Michigan to its hometown Utica.

Published June 7 | State History

The Historians Podcast is available on, Apple...

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Published June 6 | State History

The New York History Blog, founded and edited by John Warren, is marking it's 10th year. The site keeps the state's history community informed about new books and publications; newly available research resources and grants; the efforts of...

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Published June 6 | State History

Celebrate New York State History Month at the Researching New York Conference.  The Conference meets annually in November and brings together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State...

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Published May 30 | State History

Jeanne Baker, the Town of Brutus and Village of Weedsport Historian, is being honored June 10th for her 25 years of dedicated service.  As a board member of the Old Brutus Historical Society Museum and as a Local Government Historian, Mrs. Baker has dedicated thousands of hours to the...

Published May 29 | State History

NYCHTN will be holding their 8th Annual Spring Conference, Feet Through Your Door's and More, on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva NY, from 8AM-3:30PM.

This year's Keynote Speaker, sponsored by...

Published May 29 | State History

The 4th Annual Cottage Lawn Farmers’ Market will return on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Society located at 435 Main Street in Oneida, every Tuesday from 3- 7 pm from June 5 - September 4. The market will feature local, seasonal produce, cheese, eggs,...

Published May 29 | State History

The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island each Sunday in July and August as well as September 2nd from 1 to 3pm. 
Guided Tours of the Lighthouse will be provided. Transportation to the Lighthouse is the...

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Published May 23 | State History

Nassau Community College and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation announce a weeklong immersive field study course focused on local history taking place from June 11-15 at Nassua Community College. The historical studies will offer and opportunity for students to learn collections...

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Published May 22 | State History

Introducing the Hudson River Train Tour app from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area!

It's like having the Hudson Valley in your pocket!

Between New York City and Albany, a world of history, nature, and culture awaits you. And there's no...

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Published May 22 | State History

New Paltz Town Historian Susan Stessin-Cohn has created a dynamic Story Map that describes the history of the Ulster County Poorhouse, which was opened in 1828 at the site of the current Ulster County fairgrounds.  The complete Story Map can be found...

Published May 22 | State History

The Hoosick Township Historical Society website contains links to a variety of historical resources, including past newsletters.  The website also includes information on the Society's museum, located at 166 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, New York.  The website can be accessed...

Published May 22 | State History

Call for Papers

Afro-Americans in New York Life and History (AANYLH) is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed, original research on African American history, culture, politics, and economics, focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on New York State. The...

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Published May 21 | State History

By: Richard L. Williams, Town of Kirkland and Village of Clinton Historian

This article originally appeared in the Waterville Times

Today’s Clinton Arena or the Edward Stanley Recreation Center, its official name, hums with activity from October to April each year.  As we...

Published May 18 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Lakes to Locks PassagePort website in May, 2018.

The Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic Byway has just about everything a good explorer needs–great hikes, rich history, bucolic landscapes, year-round recreational opportunities, artisan crafts,...

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Published May 10 | State History

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s statewide Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, launched in partnership with the New York Folklore Society to promote cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore, is currently accepting applications on...

Published May 9 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce website in May, 2018.

The 2018 Magical History Tour: From Cushetunk to Minisink is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 to coincide with the NYS Paths Through History Weekend.
The narrated bus tour...

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Published April 25 | State History

The Long Island Historian Summit, sponsored by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 to provide an opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities and experiences relevant to their positions.