2020 New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series


“The Moving Spirit” - Lucretia Mott at Seneca Falls 

May 11 - Auburn

Event has been postponed.

Drawing from Lucretia Mott’s experience as a Quaker minister, abolitionist, and reformer, hear celebrated author and historian Carol Faulkner explore her distinctive perspective on the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. Information on resources related to abolition, anti-slavery and the Civil War housed in local collections, as well as the New York State Archives, will be made available. The interactive “Seeing Equal Rights in NYS” exhibit – showcasing the creative ways New Yorkers organized to stand for justice from the 1800s to modern day – will also be on display.


The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News  a discussion with author Harold Holzer

September 22 - Recording Available

New York Archives Magazine proudly presented it's first Online Speaker Series with Harold Holzer, acclaimed author of the recently published The Presidents vs.   the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and  the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News. In this sold out event, Harold shared some insights from his new book, examining the dual rise of the American presidency and the media that shaped it.

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"8 BRAVE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS: Past Meets the Present when Fourth Graders Honor the Fallen in Pittsford"

October 13 - Recording Available

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series, The Greece Historical Society and the New York Council for History Education.

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A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York a discussion with author Bill Greer

October 20 - Recording Available

New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series presented Bill Greer, author of the recently published A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York. He shared some insights from his new book, examining 1872 New York, a city convulsing with social upheaval and sexual revolution and beset with all the excitement and challenges a moment of transformation brings.

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Enemies of the State: Prosecuting loyalists during the Revolutionary War with the Historical Society of the New York Courts

November 10 - Online via Zoom

New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series was joined by author, Edward Countryman, New York State Archivist, Tom Ruller, and Head of Researcher Services, Dr. James Folts for a discussion about the latest preservation project at the New York State Archives of important New York court records documenting cases against loyalists during the American Revolution. 

Conservation of the Enemies of the State: Rediscovering the Patriot-Loyalist Struggle in Revolutionary New York is being supported in part by a Federal Save America's Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Park Service.

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Eunice Newton Foote and the Cause of Global Warming with John Perlin and the Emma Willard School

December 8 - Recording Available
New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series and the Emma Willard School were joined by John Perlin for a discussion about Eunice Newton Foote, the first scientist to study climate change. 

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