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Published July 7 | State History

From Humanities NY:

2017 is the centennial of women securing the right to vote in New York State. To celebrate this rich history, Humanities New York has designed four (4) easy ways to market upcoming Centennial events and enhance audience...

Published July 6 | State History

Excerpt from AASLH's Press Release:

NASHVILLE, TN—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces the winners of the 72nd annual Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation...

Published July 6 | State History

This article appeared on the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site website.

WWBA announces its 2017 Program Series, Salut au Monde. Named after Whitman’s poem under the same name, this program aims to bring the world to the Whitman stage. Re-Discovering Walt...

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Published July 5 | State History


By Joseph Phelan

This article appeared in the Saratogian online newspaper on June 16, 2017.  

Officials joined together Friday morning to celebrate a key milestone at the site of the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors Center.

The plan was to raise the...

Published July 5 | State History

The New York State Archives awarded $91,828 in Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants to eight not-for-profit organizations and higher education institutions across the state to help identify, collect and make available New York State’s historical records, State Education Commissioner...

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Published July 3 | State History

Congratulations to all of New York State's History Day contestants, their teachers, and their parents who made it to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland on June 15th.  All of these future historians deserve congratulations for their hard work, dedication, and...

Published June 28 | State History

by Amber Mitchell, Education and Service Coordinator, AASLH on June 22, 2017

AASLH is proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant from Humanities Tennessee to pilot our newest program, Master Local Historians. 

The Master Local Historians project is a training program that...

Published June 28 | State History

June 26, 2017
Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799

Washington, DC - The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released reports with detailed views of IMLS funding for the past...

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Published June 26 | State History

From the back jacket cover of Eleazar Lord: The Hidden Legacy by Ralph B. Titus:

Eleazar Lord was a peer of the most powerful men of his day.  Working behind the scenes in New York and Washington D.C. during the pre-Civil War era, he helped craft major federal legislation--the...

Published June 22 | State History

For a special issue in honor of the life and career of Mary Maples Dunn, Early American Studies seeks article-length contributions from scholars working on the history of women and religion in the early Americas.  Mary Maples Dunn (1931-2017) was a leading practitioner of women’s...

Published June 20 | State History

By: Joe Leathersich

This article appeared in the Daily News on June 19th, 2017.

ATTICA — Several people got their first taste of Wyoming County’s history this weekend. CONTINUE...

Published June 20 | State History

The News comes from Larry Naukam, President of Rochester Genealogical Society

The Church Records Preservation Committee of the Rochester Genealogical Society has digitized 250,000 pages of Monroe County church records, and also has done a trial project of making some

Published June 20 | State History

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro NY is proud to be the first site in the EQUAL RIGHTS, RIGHT HERE I Love New York campaign to receive a photo frame through which visitors may take their photograph, supporting equal rights in New York State....

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Published June 20 | State History

By: The Preservation League of New York State

This article originally appeared on the Preservation League of New York State's Notes from the Field Blog on June 16, 2017

The Preservation League was pleased to attend a special announcement in Albany last week, outlined in a...

Published June 13 | State History

This article appeared in 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse on June 9, 2017


CANANDAIGUA, NY — The Ontario County Historical Society and The 1816 Farmington...

Published June 13 | State History

This article appeared in New York Genealogical and Biographical Society on June 6, 2017

The genealogy community received great news from Reclaim the Records this morning – they have obtained images of the New York...

Published June 13 | State History

This article appeared in The New York Academy of Medicine on June 6, 2017


New York (June 6, 2017) – The New York Academy of Medicine Library announces the launch of its new digital collections and exhibits website, hosted on the open-source framework...

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Published June 9 | State History

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), the statewide teachers' union, is sponsoring an Advanced Placement® Summer Institute on July 17-20, 2017 in the Conference Center at the NYSUT Headquarters, located at 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, New York. Classes are held from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. This...

William G. Pomeroy Foundation
Published June 7 | State History

As part of the NYS Women’s Suffrage Centennial, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation offered grants for Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate the people, places or things instrumental to women gaining the right to vote in New York State.   The Foundation awarded 19 historic marker grants in 12...

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Published June 6 | State History

By: Melanie Lefkowitz, Cornell University Library

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell...