New York State History Links - Local and
This page is a growing list of links for New York State
local and regional web sites.
New York Infantry - history of the Chautauqua Regiment with
links to related sites.
Adirondack Great Camps -
architecture and history tour with fireside recipes.
Adirondack Journal - web
site with links to people, places, events, and trivia.
Adirondack Mountains, The
- history, travel information, and photos.
American History of Western New York - history of African Americans
in western New York from 1770 to 2000.
The American Experience:
New York: A Documentary Film - features an extensive introduction to
the making of the six-part film, a 3-D virtual trip around New York City
using QTVR panoramas, a multimedia quiz game on New York history, and
Experience: New York Underground - interactive Web companion to the
WGBH/PBS series program on the construction of the New York City subway.
American Gateways Project
Settlement House Web Site - curriculum and discussion developed for
researching oral histories of the Lower East Side and Harlem.
Baldwin Fire Department -
offers a history of the fire department and the town of Baldwin in words
Battle of Saratoga -
Revolutionary War reenactment. Includes interviews with Americans and
British, pictures, battle maps, history, and more.
Bridge - links, facts, information, and history
Brooklyn On Line
History - from the 16th to the 20th century.
Buffalo Barracks - troops
stationed on the Niagara frontier prior to the Civil War.
Catskill Mountains -
hiking and history for the area.
County Information - maps, geology, photos, and more.
Central New York Freedom
Trail - the region between Rochester and Utica was home to many of
the most significant events and participants in the great reform
movements of the nineteenth century.
Central Park Conservancy
(NY, NY) - official park web site with history, kids information,
events, virtual tour, and how to get involved.
Colonial Albany Social
History Project - web exhibit about colonial Albany, NY, a research
project of the NYS Museum.
History Web (CHW) - searchable database of records and artifacts
held by the Town of Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, including
local cemetery information.
East End Online -
non-profit organization working on an oral history of the town of East
Hampton in the Twentieth century.
Empire State Building - official
site, includes history, facts, and trivia; observatory hours and events
and lighting schedules; and a directory of tenants.
Finger Lakes Railway -
dedicated to the history and modeling of the Finger Lakes Railway.
Five Points Site -
exhibit of images and artifacts from the archaeological dig of the 19th
century New York City slum.
Grand Central Terminal
- Grand Central is a "Terminal", not a station, because trains
terminate there mainly on stub-end tracks.
Greater Rochester Area
Railfan Page - focuses on area rail operations, infrastructure,
shortlines, abandoned lines, structures and history.
Harlem: Mecca of the
New Negro - a hypermedia edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic
Harlem Number electronically published by University
of Virginia's Electronic Text Center.
The Harlem Renaissance
- a Thinkquest project about art, history, music, and literature.
Historic Central New York
- notable for its contribution to the social and religious reform.
Eastchester - fully illustrated history of the town of Eastchester,
NY. Researched, written and artwork by the students of Eastchester
Historic Hudson Valley -
take a virtual tour of six Hudson Valley landmarks including Kykuit, the
home of the Rockefellers and Washington Irving's Sunnyside.
Historical Data Services -
offering cemetery records of Washington County, NY, local histories of
Massachusetts and Missouri, and more.
of Fort Tilden - includes information on the Coast Artillery, Nike
Missiles, and the Rockaway Naval Air Station history.
HudsonLink - Providing
information about history, museums, antiques, arts, boating, golf,
tourism, environment and useful links.
HVNet - extensive Hudson Valley
tips, articles and links.
Ice Storm 1998
- news items and information on the icestorm focusing on the impact in
St. Lawrence County.
Pavilion, The (NY, NY) - information on the Central Park pavilion's
history and historic preservation.
Central Park (NY, NY) - creation of the Lake at the 74th Street
parallel was an integral part of the planners' vision for Central Park.
Lake Champlain and Lake George
LI History - a well-developed
look at the
geological and sociological development of Long Island.
Restoration Committee - formed in 1990 in order to preserve and
restore former Long Island Rail Road steam locomotive number 35, and has
since started restoration of other NYC area trains.
Lighthouses - includes images and history of lighthouses. Also the
official site for the Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum.
Lott House / 17th Century
Brooklyn - archeological project on an early settlement.
Canal, USA - history and photographs of an environmental disaster.
York Guide - from gargoyles to bodies of dead saints to over 15
cathedrals, New York is a medieval city. Compiled and illustrated by
Middletown, A Photographic
History - online version of a book by Peter Laskaris.
Mohawk Valley Heritage
Corridor - has a mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate our
natural, cultural and historic strengths in order to enhance the quality
of life and stimulate economic vitality.
Uptown: Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan - online exhibit from
The New York Public Library.
Correction History Society - excellent histories of DOC institutions
and their role in New York State and American history.
New York City Police Museum
- collection of objects, stories, and information exploring the history
of the department.
New York City Style
Tattoos - explore the early personalities and artwork of American
tattooing as they emerged on the Bowery. Includes a directory of
In Buffalo - presenting America's oldest coordinated system of
public parks and parkways, designed by the renowned landscape architect
Frederick Law Olmsted.
- read profiles of Capital Region towns and neighborhoods from the
Albany Times Union archives.
Port Jervis School
District - this site is created and maintained by 4th graders. It
tells about things to do in and around Port Jervis history, along with
information about our district.
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of
the Harlem Renaissance - examines the flowering of African-American
culture that occurred in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City during
Reform, Religion and
the Underground Railroad in Western NY - documents on the
Right of Way:
Rail Service in Otsego County, NY - history of local railroads.
Genealogical Resources - collaborative online source for local
Campaign - a multi-media intensive site devoted to the 1779 campaign
against the British-allied Iroquois nations in Central and western
New York State. Quotations from participants in the campaign given in
Island Photographs and Memorabilia - a collection of images of
old postcards, memorabilia, and other sources.
Tale of Three
Cities - National Geographic project explores two millennia of urban
life in pictures and text: focusing on Alexandria, Egypt in 1 A.D.;
Cordoba, Spain in 1000 A.D., and New York City in the year 2000.
Roosevelt's history of New York (City), published in 1899
essay on the history of Times Square.
Tupper Lake - dedicated to
the businesses, people, history and future of Tupper Lake, with links
and interesting places for visitors.
Uncle Sam's Place
(Troy, NY) - history, events, and the origin of Uncle Sam.
Railroad in Rochester, The - an overview of slavery, the Fugitive
Slave Act, abolitionists, the Railroad and its history in Rochester, New
Wayne Weekly - regional
events and issues, entertainment, history, travel, and more.
Western New York Railroad
Archive - history of railroads in Western New York State. Photos,
maps and written information.
Is New York City Called "The Big Apple?"
Eagles Byte Research, home of David Minor's Epic Online Year-by-Year
History of NYNY.