The public has been invited to submit their quarantine and COVID-19 stories to the Oneida County History Center. These narratives will become part of the History Center’s collections and will be available for future researchers to learn how the community was impacted by this global pandemic. [Read more…] about Oneida Co History Center Wants Your Coronavirus Story
This special episode of the podcast A New York Minute In History explores how historians are documenting the coronavirus pandemic in real time.
Co-hosts New York State Historian Devin Lander and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts are joined by Christine Ridarsky, the City of Rochester Historian and President of the Board of the Association of Public Historians of New York State and Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian and Vice-President of APHNYS. [Read more…] about Documenting Pandemic History in Real Time (Podcast)
Also, author Nina Sankovitch talks about releasing her new history book American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution in the middle of the pandemic. [Read more…] about Chronicling the History of COVID-19 (Podcast)
The Bolton Town Board has closed the popular trail to The Pinnacle, an overlook of Lake George above Bolton Landing.
Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover said that the trailhead’s small parking area and summit area make it difficult for users to maintain social distance as required by state law during the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…] about Popular Lake George Hike To The Pinnacle Is Closed
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the temporary closure of Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform, and connecting trails. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest will remain open to the public. [Read more…] about State Closes Kaaterskill Falls Access
This March, our world turned upside down; COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, many of our favorite local establishments closed, friends and neighbors lost their jobs, and social distancing became a necessity to protect our families and flatten the curve of new infections.
At Adirondack Foundation, we’ve been heartbroken by the stories of need and also uplifted by the generosity and innovation we are seeing. [Read more…] about Adk Foundation CEO Cali Brooks: Helping Neighbors Now
New-York Historical educators conduct classes in real-time on Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool that allows students and educators to interact online. [Read more…] about History@Home: Online Learning from the NY Historical Society
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. In response to concerns from the history community, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has developed a new webinar series — AASLH conversations — to help practitioners and institutions discuss how to respond to the current crisis. [Read more…] about Quarantine Pastimes: Local History Management Webinars
The Museum of the City of New York is temporarily closed, but is still committed to sharing New York stories. There are many ways you can stay engaged with the museum during this time. [Read more…] about Explore the Museum of the City of New York from Home
The Association of Public Historians of New York State is asking local government-appointed historians, to document the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact on their communities and how citizens respond.
Government-appointed historians have a duty under New York State Law to document these sorts of episodes and may wish to partner with local historical societies. “The key here is to document, collect, and preserve as much data and information on the local reaction to COVID-19 as you can,” an announcement from APHNYS said. [Read more…] about Municipal Historians: Start Documenting COVID-19 Crisis