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2018 Material Culture Conservation Grants Available


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ghhn conservation treatment grant programThe Greater Hudson Heritage Network has announced it has been awarded five years of funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the continuation of the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program.

GHHN has managed the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program since 2000 and has regranted approximately $2.3 million on behalf of NYSCA to eligible organizations around New York State. Additionally, the amount of money available to regrant in 2018 has increased to approximately $106,675. Continue reading

Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics


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Oneida Mansion HouseOn Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Oneida Community Mansion House has scheduled “Early Resistance: Women, Religion, and Politics,” a discussion with Professor Marcia Robinson of Syracuse University about the role women played in the changing political culture of the United States through support of abolition and the women’s rights movement.

The discussion will consider the various goals, strategies and tensions in the fight for equality. Continue reading

Bill Is Due: New York History Blog Needs You


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Steve Suloff BillThis is our annual IT bill – $479. If you find the New York History Blog useful – can you kick in a little?

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New Netherland Manuscript Submissions Due February 1st


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This year the Annual Hendricks Award will be given to a book-length manuscript relating to any aspect of New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience in North America up to 1776 and its legacy.

The award carries a prize of $5,000, as well as a framed print of Len Tantillo’s painting ‘Fort Orange and the Patroon’s House’.

The prize-winner, chosen by a five-member panel of scholars, is selected in May or June. Continue reading

New York History Around The Web This Week


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Camp Upton Featured On Long Island History Project


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long island history project logoThe latest episode of The Long Island History Project heads to Camp Upton. Suzanne Johnson and David Clemens discuss the history of this vast military training camp in Brookhaven that served the US Army in World War I and II.

We focus on their new book on the camp from Arcadia Press that features images from 1917-18 and beyond. Many of the images are drawn from the Longwood Public Library where both Suzanne and David were directors.

You’ll hear about the 77th Division, the Harlem Hellfighters, Irving Berlin, and the amazing feat of raising an army to fight The War to End All Wars. Continue reading