Major John André was working with American Major General Benedict Arnold, who was attempting to help the British capture the fort at West Point. As André was heading towards the British lines with documents given to him by Arnold tucked in his boot, he was captured, near Tarrytown, on September 23, 1780.
Explore the documents of this infamous treason and bring these resources into the classroom with Classroom Connections.
"8 BRAVE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS: Past Meets the Present when Fourth Graders Honor the Fallen in Pittsford"
October 13 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series, The Greece Historical Society and the New York Council for History Education
October 20 - Online via Zoom
New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series is proud to present Bill Greer, author of the recently published A Dirty Year: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in Gilded Age New York. He will share 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.
Enemies of the State: Prosecuting loyalists during the Revolutionary War with the Historical Society of the New York Courts
November 10 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. Join in 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.
December 8 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. Join in for a discussion about Eunice Newton Foote, the first scientist to study climate change.
January 26 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series.
Our homes are often treasures of documents, memorabilia, and other essential family heirlooms. Photographs, diaries, recipe cards, letters, books, and other items with sentimental value are imperative to preserve and organize to ensure their protection for future generations. Join New York State Archivist Tom Ruller and NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor as they explore best practices for maintaining your home archives, including identifying materials to preserve, organizing objects and papers, and steps to ensure your collections remain an integral part of your family’s story.
The Making of Betrayal at the Great Flats: How the Schenectady Massacre of 1690 Changed the World with Chris Conto
March 16 - Online via Zoom
Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. Join us for an interactive discussion with filmmaker Chris Conto as he shares some the behind-the-scenes moments during the making of Betrayal at the Great Flats: How the Schenectady Massacre of 1690 Changed the World. Moderated by Archives Partnership Trust Director Janet Braga.
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.
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.