October is New York State History Month!

New York State’s history community is dynamic and diverse. In October, historians, scholars, curators, preservationists, librarians, archivists, genealogists, re-enactors, and educators will work together to promote the education and appreciation of New York State’s rich and complex history.

Please join us for special in-person programming at the New York State Museum for October 2022 History Month and explore additional resources below.

Statewide Programs & Resources

History Month Events

Statewide Events, Programs, and More!

Visit the Office of State History events page for a comprehensive list of statewide events, lectures, site visits, and more related to New York State History Month!

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Path Through History

Discover how I Love NY's Path Through History can guide you to over 500 historical attractions and sites across New York!

Resources for Educators


Earn CTLE in New York History

The NYSM currently offers several CTLE programs with an emphasis on events and artifacts central to the history of New York State. 


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History Month Promotion Kit (PDF)

Download information on how to promote History Month events in your community.

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A New York Minute in History

Listen in to discover the unique tales of New Yorkers throughout American history.

New York History Journal

Discover the New York History Journal!

Learn how to subscribe to the journal, purchase past issues, or submit articles. 

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Compete in Capital Region History Day!

It's never too soon to learn how to participate in this "historic" competition held annually in March.

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Office of State History

Your year-round resource for NY's history-related news, events, and resources.

Featured Video

Len Tantillo: Painting History