Cynthia S. Brenwall’s new book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure (Abrams, 2019), with a forward by architecture critic Martin Filler, is a virtual time machine, drawn from the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives, that takes a journey through Central Park as it was originally envisioned.
New York State Archives
The handwritten manuscript draft of New York State’s 1777 state constitution, adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777, will be on public display on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, from Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The display marks the 242nd anniversary of the state constitution and the establishment of New York as a state. [Read more…] about Handwritten Draft of NY’s First Constitution in Albany April 15-20
Dr. Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast Ben Franklin’s World, is set to discuss her research on early American history and highlight episodes from her podcast on Thursday, April 25 at 6:15 pm at the Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue, Albany). [Read more…] about Liz Covart Speaking At Cultural Education Center Apr 25
A presentation, Tracing Your Family Tree, is set for Wednesday, April 24th at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo.
Join D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, will discuss how to best access and use important collections for genealogical research, with a focus on the New York collections. Highlights of specific materials (and what treasures can be found) will be discussed alongside techniques for preparing to do research, either online or in Albany. [Read more…] about Tracing Your Family Tree at Buffalo History Museum
The New York State Board of Regents has overall responsibility for the history organizations in the state. The Department of Education which charters New York museums and historical societies operates under the auspices of the Regents.
Its purview includes the Office of Cultural Education: the New York State Archives, the New York State Library, and the New York State Museum where the New York State Historian is based. [Read more…] about History and the New York State Regents
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) has begun work on a guide to the New York State Archives, designed specifically for genealogists, local historians, and other researchers.
The publication is expected to feature more than 20 chapters outlining materials from the State Archives collections that are helpful for tracing New York families. [Read more…] about Guide to NY State Archives Being Produced
Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and Son of the Slave Trade with Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf will be held on Friday, March 9th at 7 pm.
Morgan and DeWolf will answer the question “What is the legacy of the institution of slavery?” and offer hope that reconciliation and healing are possible in a nation rife with conflict, division, and racism. [Read more…] about Albany Discussion On Slavery March 9th
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust has announced Stephen Lang as the winner of the 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award.
Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of His Dark Land, will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.
The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history enthusiast, interviewed by friend and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on October 25, 2018 in Albany.
The New York Archives have posted highlights from the latest issue of New York Archives magazine, including Sally Svenson’s feature article “Brookside: An Integrated Adirondack Cemetery” in its entirety.
Highlighted articles include:
The New York State Archives has announced the availability of awards for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical records in the Archives.
The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses.
The program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the State Archives between 1981 and 1995. [Read more…] about State Archives Research Grant Applicants Sought