November is New York State History Month and Native American Heritage Month

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:26

In 1997, the New York State Legislature established November as New York State History Month with the goal to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of state and local historians. Of course, the history of New York includes that of its first people and the impacts of their dynamic, influential culture. Native American Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the significant contributions of the first Americans. Here is a sampling of this year's events.

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Transportation in the Mohawk Valley
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Fort Hunter, NY
Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is conducting its fifth annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month this November. In this presentation, historian Scott Haefner will explore the significance of the Mohawk River and its valley in developing transportation to the West and will cover the Bateaux era in the 18th century through to the 19th century Turnpikes, Canals and Railroads. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Bringing it Back Home 
New York State Archives, Albany, NY
Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
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Get a sneak peek inside New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s forthcoming research guide to the New York State Archives. Written by Jane E. Wilcox, this publication is geared towards genealogists and family historians who want to explore the vast collections of the New York State Archives. Jane will share some of her favorite discoveries in the stacks, anecdotes that will leave you chuckling, and challenges encountered along the way.

How do We Overcome this Troubled Past? Understanding New York Histories through Indigenous Art
Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY
Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 12:40 AM – 1:50 PM
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Dr. Gwendolyn Saul, Curator of Native American Ethnography at the New York State Museum will discuss New York history though the lens of Indigenous art and ways to overcome this troubled past.

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