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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

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Published July 17 | State History

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Fenimore Art Museum announced the winners of its three annual publication awards today. The winner of the 2017 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogs of Distinction in the Arts was the book Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design (New Haven CT: Yale University...

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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