The journal New York History, published by Cornell University Press, has published a free article online by historian Marsha E. Barrett, “Millionaires are More Democratic Now: Nelson Rockefeller and the Politics of Wealth in New York.” [Read more…] about Nelson Rockefeller and the Politics of Wealth
New York State Museum
The New York State Museum has announced programming to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Beginning Friday, September 11, 2020, a display of World Trade Center artifacts will be added to the Windows on New York exhibition in the museum’s Madison Avenue lobby window. [Read more…] about NY State Museum Commemorating 9/11
Created by the New Amsterdam History (NAHC) Center, Mapping Early New York, is digital map with a time-slider linked to information from the Castello Plan of 1660.
The database includes information on families from detailed sources and connected with map features, particularly tax parcels. [Read more…] about New Website Maps 1660 New York
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is set to offer a free online History Camp this summer for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Each class — led by National History Teacher of the Year Mary Huffman — will provide students and their families with an immersive, entertaining, and hands-on opportunity to explore United States history. [Read more…] about Gilder Lehrman Institute Online History Camp
The Office of Cultural Education (OCE), made up of the New York State Archives, Library and Museum, has been working to support New York State’s cultural community throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. [Read more…] about NYS Pandemic Documentation Initiative Underway
The new book Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York’s Erie Canal (SUNY Press Excelsior Editions, 2020) chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today. [Read more…] about New Book Features History, Art of the Erie Canal
The bedrock of New York and its erosion created the landscape the Iroquois people made their home. It influenced their territorial boundaries, defenses, settlement patterns, trail systems, agriculture, and key natural resources. [Read more…] about Geology and the Iroquois Homeland
The New York State Museum has announced the opening of Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art, an exhibition exploring a late 19th century movement in painting with deep connections to New York State.
On display through June 14, 2020, the exhibition features over 60 artworks – including paintings, prints, and photographs – from institutions across the state as well as private collections. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Opens Tonalism Art Exhibit
The New York State Museum is offering free monthly tours of the historic State Education Building on select Saturdays at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm, beginning January 11th.
The 45-minute Education Building tours are being led by New York State Museum staff and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low. [Read more…] about Saturday New York State Education Building Tours
New York State Museum Cultural Resource Survey Program (CRSP) archaeologists Barry Dale, Aaron Gore, and Steve Moragne will speak on excavations they led of prehistoric and colonial remains adjacent to the historic Lake George Million Dollar Beach. [Read more…] about Lake George Archeology Digs Subject of Barroom Talk