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Institute of Museum and Library Services
Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the IMLS website on 10 January, 2018.

 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today released a new plan to guide the agency’s programs and services over the next five years. ...

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Published January 24 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Buffalo History Museum blog in January, 2018.

How many times have your friends said, “You should write a book!”? Would you like to write a memoir or do you have expertise in one unique thing that no one else has written much about? Are you...

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Published January 24 | State History

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

Hosted by best-selling author Russell Shorto—author of The Island at the Center of the World and Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City—New Netherland...

Preservation League of NYS
Published January 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Preservation League of NYS website in January, 2018.

In New York State, preservation and reuse of our historic buildings is fundamental to the economic revitalization of our cities, towns, and villages. The restoration of our historic...

National Endowment for the Humanities
Published January 19 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website on January 17th, 2018. 

This month the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) celebrates a milestone in one of its signature grant programs, ...

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Published January 19 | State History

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

The Annual Hendricks Award is given to the best book or book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its...

Catskill Tri-County Historical Views
Published January 16 | State History

The new Catskill Tri-County Historical Views journal, published by the Gilboa Museum and Juried History Center, seeks submissions for their first issue, to be published in May, 2018.  Catskill Tri-County encourages articles from new and established writers. The publication, published bi-annually...

New York History Month
Published January 12 | State History

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Oyster Bay), Chair of the NYS Senate's Education Committee, and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Long Island City), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, have introduced legislation (Senate Bill...

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Published January 12 | State History

Over twenty of the state’s historic sites and cultural institutions will be at the NYS Musem on January 13th, offering families fun hands-on activities, educational artifacts to explore, and information on regional events to visit throughout the year. There will also be guided tours of the...

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Published January 9 | State History

The New Netherland Institute (NNI), along with its affiliates the center of New Netherland scholarship for over four decades, and Cornell University Press will now work together to publish books on the seventeenth-century Dutch colony and its legacy, a partnership that promises to bring new...

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Published January 5 | State History

Two hundred years after the birth of Frederick Douglass, arguably the most celebrated 19th-century African American statesman, Re-energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass is an extensive year-long recognition and reflection on the living legacy of the man and former slave, whose 25-...

Bundy Museum of History and Art
Published January 5 | State History

This article first appeared on the Broome County Arts Council website on January 3, 2018.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
Conference date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

at the Bundy Museum of History and Art
129 Main St. Binghamton, New York 13905

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Oneida Community Mansion House
Published January 5 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York History Blog on January 2, 2018.
 

The Oneida Community Mansion House Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Christine O’Neil as Executive Director of the non-profit organization. She replaces Patricia A. Hoffman...

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Published December 22 | State History

This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website in December, 2017.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation will offer need based scholarships of $1,000 each for historical societies in New York State for professional development purposes......

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Published December 15 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website in December, 2017.

Visit the new gilderlehrman.org and read the latest issue of our online journal History Now, "Excavating American History."

This issue features five in-depth...

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Published December 15 | State History

This article appeared in the Albany Times Union on December 14th, 2017

By Kenneth C. Crow II

Cultural tourism along the Hudson River, where 19th century and early 20th century industry boomed, is getting a $1.2 million economic development boost from the state to help...

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Published December 8 | State History

This article first appeared on the Fenimore Art Museum website in December, 2017.

Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York has received a total of $70,000 from two grants awarded by The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The grants will provide funding for new programs and a...

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Published December 8 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Press Republican website on 6 December, 2017.

James Bailey and Roger Harwood were recently recognized and awarded the title of Trustee Emeritus at the Clinton County Historical Association¹s annual membership meeting.  The Association¹s...

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Published December 8 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Historical Society of Rockland County website in December, 2017.

The HSRC has seen many changes over the past half-century in Rockland County. What does not change, however, is our gratitude for your support and our commitment to making the...

Great Sacandaga Lake
Published December 8 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Saratogian News website on 18 November, 2017.

Centuries of local history, along with countless people’s shattered dreams and heartbreak, are lost forever beneath the waves of Great Sacandaga Lake. Ten small rural hamlets were literally wiped off the...

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