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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...

Tuscarora Heroes
Published December 8 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area website.

The Tuscarora Heroes Monument is permanent symbol of thanksgiving to the Tuscarora Nation from a grateful nation for heroically saving the lives of dozens of settlers in Lewiston from a British...

Oneida Utopia Cover
Published December 8 | State History

This article originally appeared on the Cornell University Press website in November, 2017.

Oneida Utopia is a fresh and holistic treatment of a long-standing social experiment born of revival fervor and communitarian enthusiasm. The Oneida Community of upstate New York...

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Published December 8 | State History

This article originally appeared on the New York State History Day website in December, 2017.

Each year the National History Day office selects a broad theme for the History Day contest. Students may choose any topic related to local, regional, national, or world history, as long...

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Published December 5 | State History

The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 28th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2018. Three...

Path Through History
Published December 1 | State History

This article first appeared on the New York History Blog on November 30, 2017.

Two Path Through History Weekends have been announced for 2018.

Path Through History Weekends will be held in the spring on Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17, and in fall on Columbus Day weekend...

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Published November 21 | State History

This article orginially appeared on the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society website in November, 2017.

Save the date for the fourth New York State Family History Conference! For the first time, this renowned event comes downstate to Tarrytown at the DoubleTree hotel....

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Published November 21 | State History

This article first appeared on the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society website on November 2nd, 2017.

New York State Religious Records (1639 - 1914) 

This collection now contains transcriptions of religious records from various denominations throughout New...

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Published November 17 | State History

This article first appeared on the Beacon Historical Society Website in November, 2017.

(Beacon, NY)  With nearly 200 enthusiastic supporters in attendance, the Beacon Historical Society presented its inaugural “Beacons of History” awards on Nov. 9 to an individual and a business...

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Published November 7 | State History

DHPSNY wants to hear from you! We have developed a survey for collecting institutions to help identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and your responses will directly shape the planning and education services that DHPSNY provides. To participate, write ...

National Women's Hall of Fame
Published October 27 | State History

This article first appeared on the National Women's Hall of Fame website October, 2017.

Each of us holds dear a special woman who has inspired us, loved us, made us better people, or made a little corner of the world a better place. The National Women’s Hall of Fame provides a...

Underground Railroad History Project
Published October 20 | State History

This article first appeared on the Underground Railroad History Project website October, 2017.

Embracing equity in a global society is a struggle and an affirmation. In our increasingly polarized society, the symbol of the 19th century Underground Railroad movement and...

Town of Hume Museum
Published October 20 | State History

     The Town of Hume Museum is housed in a former school building. Research in our local newspaper, the Northern Allegany Observer, notes in the June 23, 1905 edition that “Geo. Paynter has the contract for building the new schoolhouse in Hume village, and has begun work.” The November 10, 1905...

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