Our friends at the New York History Blog reported that in 1997, the New York State Legislature established November as New York State History Month “to celebrate the history of New York state and recognize the contributions of the state and local historians.” The celebration has been mostly ignored since 2002.
In 2014, the New York State Museum launched a New York State History Month page on its website, which included links to state-wide and regional history resources and a listing of museum events. This year, there is a more comprehensive History Events web calendar.
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The Museum also created a New York State History Month logo for organizations around the state to use in promoting the importance of New York State’s history through public programs, exhibitions and other learning opportunities.
To learn about upcoming history events throughout New York State, visit the New York History Events web calendar.
To have an event listed on the New York State History Events web calendar, visit: http://www.iloveny.com/events/submit-your-event/
Organizations and individuals interested in hosting New York State History Month events can find help in a press kit here.
Check out the Harlem World Magazine Harlem History’s Facebook Page. Sharing and celebrating Harlem History is our mission and New York History Month is just one more opportunity for us to do that. To find out more about Harlem History click here.
Looks like we need a Harlem History Month.