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Published September 22 | State History

This article first appeared on the Institute of Museum and Library Services website on September 19th, 2017.

Washington, D.C.—Through the agency’s largest competitive grant program, Museums for America, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)...

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Published September 15 | State History

The Columbia Seminar on Early American History and Culture's schedule has been announced for the 2017-2018 year. Read more...

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Published September 15 | State History

This article first appeared on the U.S. News Website on September 8th, 2017.

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — Fort Ticonderoga has acquired three rare British muskets that were carried by redcoats at the northern New York ...

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Published September 12 | State History

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) awarded the Rochester Genealogical Society with the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Outstanding Society Technology Award. The award was given at the FGS's national conference in Pittsburgh, PA at the end of August. The Rochester...

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Published September 1 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website on August 30th, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2017) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will award up to $1 million in emergency grants......

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Published September 1 | State History

Sullivan County historian John Conway will be offering a six week course on the history of Sullivan County. The class will be offered Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The first meeting will be on September 25th 2017 at the Hurleyville Maker's Lab. Those interested must register by...

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Published August 30 | State History

The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site will be commemorating the 240th anniversary of the Oct. 6, 1777 Revolutionary Battle. In conjunction with this event, two historic lectures will be held on Sept. 28th at 7 pm and Oct.5th  at 7pm.

On October 7th...

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Published August 23 | State History

Historian Matthew Urtz shares history of Madison County Courthouse

This article originally appeared online on the Oneida County Dispatch, August 22, 2017.

 Wampsville, N.Y. >> As we approach the start of the upcoming court renovations, we thought it...

Published August 11 | State History

The 40th annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will convene July 18 - 22, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The program committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of and approaches to the history and culture of the early American...

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Published August 8 | State History

Congratulations to the following New York State organizations who were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

Bard College
Outright: $91,328 [Seminars for College Teachers] 

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Published July 28 | State History

This article appeared on the New-York Historical Society's From the Stacks blog on July 19, 2017.  
This post is by Elizabeth Vitek, Cataloger, American Historical Manuscript Collection.

The process of becoming a naturalized citizen in America is older than the United...

Published July 27 | State History

This November celebrate New York History Month at Researching New York! This annual conference brings  together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history.  Conference organizers...

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Published July 27 | State History

Join the Oneida County History Center this August for our first Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt! Explore the history of Oneida County or Utica and document your journey with a photo or selfie.  All ages are encouraged to participate with prizes for children age 16 and under.  Clue sheets with...

Published July 26 | State History

The American Indian Workshop (AIW) was founded in 1980 at the Amsterdam Meeting of the European Association for American Studies. There were nine participants at the first meeting, but the AIW has since become the largest conference in Europe for researchers concerned with topics related to the...

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Published July 26 | State History

The New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) today added to its on-line collections a rare colonial-era ledger documenting Queens deeds and wills dating between 1683 to 1713, and unveiled a new version of its website, New Amsterdam Stories, developed in...

Published July 25 | State History

A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of America’s Waterway

Crossing New York State from the Hudson River at Albany to Buffalo, the Erie Canal revolutionized transportation and trade almost as soon as it opened. The time it took to travel across the state declined...

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Published July 24 | State History

Become an NHD pro with these online graduate courses for educators. 

Each course is designed to allow participants to work on independently-paced modules with pre-set deadlines. This allows completion at any pace, any time of day, from anywhere in the world. Courses are taught by...

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Published July 18 | State History

The Summer 2017 Issue of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Instittute for Local History and Family Research Newsletter is available online on the USCT website.

The USCT ...

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Published July 17 | State History

This new section, edited by professional historians, aims to “peel back the curtain around what historians do” and offer new perspectives on the present by way of the past. If you’re interested in submitting a piece for consideration, email ...

Published July 17 | State History

Congratulations to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Queens for being awarded grants through the IMLS's African American History and Culture grant program!  

From the IMLS Press Release:

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem