Registration is now open for the 2018 New York State Canal Conference, October 14-16 in Staten Island.
This year’s conference celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Erie Barge Canal and continues the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal. It will also focus on the unique role of New York Harbor as the eastern terminus of the Canal System. Continue reading
On May 5, 2018, the Stockbridge Mohican History Seminar was held at the Town Hall in Stockbridge, MA.
The previous night I had attended the annual meeting of New Netherland Institute in Albany so it made for a colonial weekend.
You can read my thoughts about it by clicking here.
The Annual Researching New York Conference has been set for November 15-17 at the University of Albany.
This annual conference brings together a broad community of historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and others to share their work on New York State history. Continue reading
The 8th Annual New York Culteral Heritage Tourism Network (NYCHTN) Spring Conference has been set for Wednesday, June 6th, from 8 am to 3:30 pm at Hobart William Smith College, Vandervort Room in Schandling Center, Pultney St, Geneva.
Through an inter-participatory video conference, this years Keynote Speaker is Nina Simon. Continue reading
The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has announced a two-day conference to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Taylor Law, the law that grants public employees in New York State the right to collectively bargain with their employers while prohibiting strikes.
The conference will be held from May 10-11, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. Continue reading
New Ulster County Historian Geoff Miller spent his first year getting the lay of the land, and getting to know his fellow local historians.
As a follow-up, he helped convene a team of municipal historians and county historical society members to organize an Ulster County history conference.
The theme was resources (not local history stories) and addressed the resources available to the history community of Ulster County at the state, regional, and county level. Continue reading
The Fort Plain Museum’s American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference has been set for June 7-10, 2018 and registrations are now being accepted. Most of the conference will be held at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
This year there are 11 Author/Historian Presentations and Panel Discussions scheduled. Pre-registration is required. Continue reading
The New York Archives Conference annual meeting has been set for June 6-8, 2018, at The University of Albany.
Presentations on topics including collections for historically marginalized groups, rights statements for online collections, born digital records, preparing archives students for life outside of the classroom, and more will be offered. Continue reading
A three day conference on the history of women in the Mohawk Valley has been set for May 18-20 in Utica.
Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference is aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women’s issues in the greater Mohawk Valley. Women have made significant contributions to history at national, state, and county level. Acknowledgment and celebration of women’s roles in history has risen, but remains slim at the local level. Continue reading
A conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley has been set for Saturday, July 14th, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, in Kingston.
Hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum and The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, the focus of this conference is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson Valley, including communities and work along the canals and tributaries of the Hudson River. Continue reading