2021 Events


Creating Change with Changemakers: Disrupting Museum Storytelling with the Rochester Museum and Science Center

March 4 - Online via Zoom

Learn how a community curation model, including sourcing objects from contemporary individuals, can enhance the accuracy, quality, diversity, and authentic representation within an exhibit, and how the voices of the community can push museum professionals and leadership to evolve their thinking around creating an exhibit. 


2021 NCHE Online Conference

April 8-11 - Online

Place and time are the coordinates of all historical developments and events. Some are natural, like the geological formation of Utah’s Salt Lake between 10 and 4 million years ago. Others are human and social, like the fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 or the collapse of the Berlin Wall exactly two-hundred years later. Geography and history serve as a matrix of time and place and as a context for events.

Featuring 2021 Empire State Archives and History Award Honoree, Annette Gordon-Reed as a keynote speaker.

Telling New York Stories: Celebrating 20 years of New York Archives Magazine with the Editor Josie Madison

April 15 - Online via Zoom

2020 marked an important milestone for New York Archives - its twentieth year of publication!

More than 80 issues, 2,828 pages, 418 feature stories, and 517 contributors later, this award-winning educational publication remains a shining example of collaboration with history enthusiasts, scholars, and historical repositories around New York State, bringing untold stories and extraordinary happenings to light. Join us for an interactive discussion with Editor Josie Madison, PhD and special guests.

The Luckiest Guy in the World: My Journey in Politics a discussion with author Robert Abrams

April 20 - Online via Zoom

Join New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams as they discuss Abrams' journey in politics and pride in public service. Hear how he strove to make a difference for New Yorkers by launching landmark cases on environmental issues, such as Love Canal, and creating path-breaking initiatives concerning consumer protection and civil rights. 


2021 Empire State Archives & History Award

May 18 - Albany

The Empire State Archives and History Award acknowledges the outstanding contributions by a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history in society. Join us in celebrating Annette Gordon-Reed as the 2021 ESAHA Laureate. 


New York Archives Conference

June 11 - Online

The New York Archives Conference will be hosting a free, 1 day virtual conference!

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