The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) have announced seven projects and individuals from around state received 2018 New York State Historic Preservation Awards to honor excellence in the protection and rejuvenation of New York’s historic landmarks. [Read more…] about 2018 NYS Historic Preservation Awards Announced
New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the striking diversity of New York State’s history and range from a rural one-room school house to the country estate of the Rockefeller family. [Read more…] about State Recommends 16 for State, National Registers
Saratoga National Historical Park has announced a new partnership with The American Battlefield Trust and American Veterans Archaeological Recovery (AVAR) to bring veterans together to undertake an archaeological survey of the Barber Wheatfield, a historic site associated with the 1777 Saratoga battlefield, set for late Spring 2019. [Read more…] about Barber Wheatfield: Second Battle of Saratoga Archaeology Planned
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has begun accepting grant applications for Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate history in several New York counties (Program Regions 7-9). A grant covers the entire cost of the marker, pole and shipping.
This new grant round will cover the following counties in New York State: Fulton, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie; Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego; and Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Onondaga. [Read more…] about New Historic Roadside Marker Grant Round Opens
The African Burial Ground National Monument, the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans, was defaced with a racist slur on November 1.
Federal Protective Service officials have taken the lead on the investigation and provided clearance for National Park Service personnel to remove the racist slur that was written on a wayside sign at the monument. [Read more…] about Racial Slur Defaces African Burial Ground
A Historic Roadside Marker Dedication at the Cattaraugus Count Civil War Memorial Building has been set for Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 2 pm, at the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building at the corner of Seventh and Court Streets, Little Valley. [Read more…] about Cattaraugus Civil War Memorial Historic Marker Unveiling
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York as one of only three winners of the 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards.
Given each year at the end of a juried competition, the Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards are bestowed on historic preservation efforts that demonstrate excellence in execution and a positive impact on the vitality of their towns and cities. [Read more…] about Former Buffalo State Asylum Receives Preservation Award
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, recently announced $4.8 million in Save America’s Treasures grants to help fund 16 projects in 12 states.
One of the projects selected for funding is an endangered collection of important documents regarding The Revolutionary War and New York Loyalists in need of conservation housed in the State Archives. [Read more…] about NYS Anti-Loyalist Documents Being Preserved
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) from potential private sector partners to design, build and install a monument in commemoration of famed abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth.
The monument of Sojourner Truth will be sited at the Walkway Over the Hudson along the Empire State Trail in Ulster County, where she was born. Truth was born into slavery circa 1797, sold three times, and ultimately escaped to freedom in 1826. She went on to become a noted abolitionist and women’s rights advocate until her death in 1883. [Read more…] about Proposals Sought for Sojourner Truth Monument
The Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) has recently begun the repair and restoration of plaster and lath in the Ten Broeck Mansion, the historic home of Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer, constructed in 1798.
The ACHA serves as steward of the Federal-style mansion, which has been the headquarters of the Association and operated as a historic house museum since 1948. [Read more…] about Ten Broeck Mansion Undergoing Restoration Work