New York State History Organizations
New York State Historical
This page is a growing list of links
for organizations interested in New York State history and culture.
Alliance for Parental
Involvement in Education - assists and encourages parental
involvement in education, wherever that education takes place: in public
school, in private school, or at home. AllPIE offers a newsletter (Options
in Learning), annual conferences and retreats, a book catalog,
workshops, and lending library.
American Association of
Museums - enhancing the ability of museums to serve the public
Social History Project - seeks to revitalize interest in history by
challenging the traditional ways that people learn about the past.
Society of New York
Association of Public Historians of
New York State - APHNYS was created when the Association of Municipal
Historians and the County Historian Association of New York State merged in
1998. APHNYS promotes local New York history and the work of the public
Institute - an organization dedicated to understanding the past and
preserving the record of Jewish life in the Catskill Mountains.
Center for Jewish
History - a partnership among the American Jewish Historical
Society, Leo Baeck Institute, YIVO Institute and Yeshiva University
History Research Office - the oldest
and largest organized oral history program in the world.
State Society Sons of the American Revolution - New York State
chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Trail - emphasizes the importance of Black history in New York
State, the Black historical sites to be found in New York State and
Humanities and Social Sciences Online.
Historic Sites Commission
- an agency of the City of Auburn which is dedicated to promoting five
sites in Auburn. (The Cayuga Museum, The Harriet Tubman Home, The
Willard Memorial Chapel, the Schein Theater, and the William H. Seward
Society - founded in 1885 to collect information respecting the
settlement and history of New Netherland, to find and preserve
documentation about the inhabitants' lives and times and to elucidate
the political, social, and religious patterns in the Dutch colony.
I Love NY
- tourism site from the New York State Department of Economic
(Fonda, NY) - Residents speak Mohawk and practice traditional culture
and ceremonies in an atmosphere of hard work and cooperation -- free
from the specter of casinos, bingo, drugs and alcohol. The
community maintains a bed & breakfast, a crafts store, and practices
Archives Conference - New York and Canadian professional archives
Council on Public History (NCPH) - aspires to make the public aware
of the value, uses, and pleasures of history and seeks to serve the
Project - established under the sponsorship of the New York State
Library and the Holland Society of New York. Its primary objective is to
complete the transcription, translation, and publication of all Dutch
documents in New York repositories relating to the seventeenth century
colony of New Netherland.
Center for Urban Folk Culture - City Lore maintains various web
sites including CARTS (Cultural Arts Resources for Teachers and
Students), specializing in building connections between local, regional,
and national cultural resources and K-12 classrooms.
Council for the Humanities - devotes
itself to insuring the presence of the humanities in the state's
cultural and intellectual life and to guaranteeing the future of the
humanities among young people.
- offers a wide range of programs and services
designed to nurture traditional arts and culture in the communities
where they originate, foster the sharing of folk traditions across
Genealogical and Biographical Society - if you are interested in
genealogy and your ancestors lived in New York State then visiting the
NYG&BS site may help you to pursue your research.
Landmarks Conservancy - nationally recognized organization which
helps owners of older buildings by providing grants, lowinterest
loans, hands-on consulting services, workshops, and publications.
Military Affairs Symposium - military history and the
interrelationship of war, society and culture through the presentation
of diverse scholarly viewpoints.
New York State Archives
Partnership Trust - founded in 1992 to build an endowment and
provide project funds to support access, awareness, education, and
preservation project and programs to enhance the use of New York's
York State Barn Coalition - formed to serve as a unified voice for
barn preservation across the state.
New York State Council on the Arts
- directed by the state Legislature to maintain the "paramount
position of this State in the nation and the world as a cultural
center" through the support of nonprofit arts organizations in New
New York State Council for the
Social Studies - a professional association offering membership to
all persons who teach, supervise, develop curricular, engage in
research, or are otherwise concerned with social studies education.
York State Covered Bridge Society - formed in 1966 to bring
enthusiasts together to help preserve the old historic covered spans, to
work with local communities interested in saving bridges, to collect
information on all New York State covered bridges and to make such
historical information available to its members.
New York State Office of
Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation - New York State office
managing state historic sites, museums, and parks. Issues of The
Preservationist available online.
York State Writers Institute - founded by Pulitzer
Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy with part of a fellowship awarded
him from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1983.
Preservation Association of the
Southern Tier (Binghamton, NY) - Susquehanna Heritage Area, walking
tours and community landmark preservation.
League of New York State - dedicated to protecting New York's
diverse and rich heritage of historic architecture, districts, and
Protect - collection of preservation and environmental organizations
from the New York City area on one web site.
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 Audio.
Six Nations - oldest living participatory democracy on Earth.
Records Advisory Board - board appointed by the Governor
providing advice on how to develop programs for the identification,
preservation, and use of New York's historical materials.
State History Interest Project (SHIP)
- clubs for middle and high school students interested in New York State
history, formerly known as Yorkers
Association (Oyster Bay, NY) - provides
authoritative information on the life and ideals of Theodore Roosevelt,
chartered by Act of Congress in 1920.
Arts in Upstate New York (Canton, NY) - an organization devoted to
recording and presenting the rich living heritage of customs and folk
arts in the fourteen counties of New York's North Country.
H. Seward Memorial Project
- memorializes William H.
Seward, Union College Class of 1820, symbolizes the ideals he devoted
his entire life to upholding: the abolition of slavery, the bettering
of American public schools, the improvement of the American political
system, and the boosting of the national economy.
Confederacy - dedicated to portraying Native Americans of the
eastern woodlands during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Yaddo - an
artists' community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New