On August 28, 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Path through History program.
The plenary address was given by Kenneth Jackson of Columbia University. In his address, Jackson spoke of the ways in which New York had been a national leader over the centuries. He recounted various events, named various people and places, and highlighted the prominence of the Empire State. He also noted how much better other states like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia were at touting their history. You would never know that George Washington spent more time here than in any other state during the American Revolution.
How have things gone in the last six years? What should we advocate for during this gubernatorial election year? To read more go to Make New York State History Great Again.
On Saturday, June 16, the Albany Rural Cemetery wil host a Women’s History Walking Tour as part of the 2018 NYS Path Through History Weekend.
The tour will make about a dozen stops featuring abolitionists, poets, Civil War nurses, the first woman admitted to the New York State Bar Association, and more. Continue reading
Two Path Through History Weekends have been announced for 2018.
Path Through History Weekends will be held in the spring on Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17, and in fall on Columbus Day weekend, October 6-8. Continue reading
The first Fall Path Through History Weekend will begin on October 7, 2017. Event registration is underway. Events across New York State will celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
The Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Parade will be held in Binghamton on October 7.
A reenactment of the 1913 parade that was held in Binghamton in conjunction with the NYS Woman Suffrage Association Convention. The parade will mimic the 1913 parade and then feature modern groups celebrating the 100th anniversary of NYS Suffrage. The parade starts at 1pm at the American Legion on Main Street and processes down to Court Street. Continue reading
The first ever Fall Path Through History Weekend will be held on Columbus Day weekend, October 7-9, 2017, and event registration is currently underway.
The Spring Path Through History Weekend was held on Father’s Day weekend included over 380 daily events celebrating New York State’s history. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Natural history events will be held around the state on June 17-18. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Festivals and Fairs will be held around the state on June 17-18.
A Father’s Day Strawberry Festival will be held at the Octagon House of Camillus June 18, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. Enjoy a strawberry shortcake on the lawn of the 1856 Octagon House, which will also be open for free tours. Fathers are treated to a free shortcake when accompanied by children. The Wilcox Octagon House is accessible from the subbasement to the cupola where you will have a view of Camillus. $4 buys you a slice of pound cake, berries, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Continue reading
Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Walking Tours will be held around the state on June 17-18.
The Lakeview Loop Walking Tour sponsored by the Fenton History Center will take place in Jamestown on June 17, 2017. The Lakeview Loop tour is an informative mixture of architecture and history, with a number of significant northside homes and families featured. Guides will weave the historical development of the Lakeview and Prendergast Avenue area into the present-day fabric of structures and streetscapes found along one of Jamestown’s prominenet residential neighborhoods. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and starts and finishes at the Lake View Cemetery office. (Corner of Lakeview Ave. & Buffalo St.) 10 am to Noon, admission is $10 each or $5 for Fenton History Center members. Continue reading
Event registration for Path Through History Weekends now underway. Events will be held around the state to celebrate the theme of Canals & Transportation. Continue reading
Event registration for the 2017 Path Through History Weekends has begun. Events will be held in Newburgh, New Lebanon and Penn Yann to celebrate the theme of Women’s Rights. Continue reading