New York State History Links - Exhibits
This page is a growing list of links for online and offline exhibits and programs about New York State.
@149 st. - history and photographs
of the art form developed on the New York City subway. Focusing on the
1970s, '80s and present day.
100 Years of New
York City - special from the New York Times.
Experience: New York Underground - interactive Web companion to the
WGBH/PBS series program on the construction of the New York City subway.
Life Portraits - created for the C-SPAN television series, contains
a complete video archive of all programming, plus biographical facts,
key events of each presidency, presidential places, reference material,
and teacher guides.
Hoax - debunking of myths surrounding the Amityville murders.
Amityville Murders -
story of the DeFeo murders at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, NY.
Battle of Saratoga -
Revolutionary War reenactment. Includes interviews with Americans and
British, pictures, battle maps, history, and more.
Behind the Brass
Door - multimedia exploration of the three stages in The New York
Times' printing history, to celebrate the closing of the Times Square
Broadway 101 -
history of Broadway theater, The Great White Way.
Bills - history of the Bills' football team on their official web
Colonial Albany Social
History Project - web exhibit about colonial Albany, NY, a research
project of the NYS Museum.
The Empire State and
the Great Seal of the State of New York
Erie Canal Resources
Five Points Site -
exhibit of images and artifacts from the archaeological dig of the 19th
century New York City slum.
Smith - a virtual biography.
Glovers of Fulton
County - a long term research and documentation project that
examines the glove industry in Fulton County, NY.
The Harlem Renaissance -
examines the flowering of African-American culture that occurred in the
Harlem neighborhood of New York City during the 1920s.
African Americans from the 19th Century - Digital Schomburg: The New
York Public Library Digital Library Collection.
Language and Songs - As of late 1998, the fluency rate at Six
Nations of the Grand River was just over 1% out of a population of
approximately 20,000. This site is meant to give everyone a start
in learning an Iroquoian language.
created in 1897 in LeRoy, NY. Learn the history of this dessert
product from Kraft Foods. State snack of Utah as of Feb. 1, 2001.
- Mohawk and Iroquois Index.
Falls Canal - begun in 1793 and completed in 1795.
Henry Morgan Collection - mid-nineteenth century Iroquois materials
at the NYS Museum, collected or made by Morgan, who is now often described as "The Father of American Anthropology".
Matilda Joslyn Gage
- web site about NY feminist, prolific writer and editor
Memorial Day -
how this holiday started in Waterloo, NY in 1866.
unofficial fan website with year by year history.
Uptown: Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan - online exhibit from
The New York Public Library.
New York City Style
Tattoos - exhibit discusses modern mechanical tattooing that was
invented in New York City at the end of the 19th century.
New York Forts
- a celebration of the rich military history of New York State from the
early 1600's to the present.
New York Freedom Trail -
virtual tour of important sites connected with the Revolutionary War and
the struggle for American liberty.
Governors - from the Office of the Governor of the State of New
Military History (from the Division of Military & Naval Affairs)
- links to pictures, articles, information about military flags and
New York Quilts - annual quilt
Shipbuilding in World War Two - dedicated to the men and women of
New York Shipbuilding Company in Camden, and the sailors they sent into
New York State
Covered Bridges - catalog of covered bridges and their locations
across New York.
New York's Homegrown Heroes
- tribute to those who served our country in all conflicts.
York's Oldest Canal - 270 year long lost historic canal rediscovered
by the NYS Museum.
Daredevils - hotel owners were responsible for the first stunt over
the Falls in order to attract attention of members of the public and to
boost the tourist trade.
Radio Free New York - Pirate
radio legend Hank Hayes brings Radio Free New York to the web. Pirate
radio history, audio files, out takes, jingles, airchecks - all in Real
Views of New York - online collection of vintage New York State
history of NY Yankees baseball team on their official web site
and Viticulture History in New York - look at information from the New York Wine and