New York State History Links - Exhibits

This page is a growing list of  links for online and offline exhibits and programs about New York State.

@149 st. - history and photographs of the art form developed on the New York City subway. Focusing on the 1970s, '80s and present day.

100 Years of New York City - special from the New York Times.

American Experience: New York Underground - interactive Web companion to the WGBH/PBS series program on the construction of the New York City subway.

American Presidents: Life Portraits - created for the C-SPAN television series, contains a complete video archive of all programming, plus biographical facts, key events of each presidency, presidential places, reference material, and teacher guides.

Amityville Hoax - debunking of myths surrounding the Amityville murders.

Amityville Murders - story of the DeFeo murders at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, NY.

Battle of Saratoga - Revolutionary War reenactment. Includes interviews with Americans and British, pictures, battle maps, history, and more.

Behind the Brass Door - multimedia exploration of the three stages in The New York Times' printing history, to celebrate the closing of the Times Square presses.

Broadway 101 - history of Broadway theater, The Great White Way.

Buffalo Bills - history of the Bills' football team on their official web site.

Colonial Albany Social History Project - web exhibit about colonial Albany, NY, a research project of the NYS Museum.

The Empire State and the Great Seal of the State of New York

Erie Canal Resources

Five Points Site - exhibit of images and artifacts from the archaeological dig of the 19th century New York City slum.

Gerrit Smith - a virtual biography.

Glovers of Fulton County - a long term research and documentation project that examines the glove industry in Fulton County, NY.

The Harlem Renaissance - examines the flowering of African-American culture that occurred in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City during the 1920s.

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century - Digital Schomburg: The New York Public Library Digital Library Collection.

Iroquois Language and Songs - As of late 1998, the fluency rate at Six Nations of the Grand River was just over 1% out of a population of approximately 20,000.  This site is meant to give everyone a start in learning an Iroquoian language.

Jell-O - created in 1897 in LeRoy, NY.  Learn the history of this dessert product from Kraft Foods.  State snack of Utah as of Feb. 1, 2001.

Kahon:wes's - Mohawk and Iroquois Index.

Little Falls Canal - begun in 1793 and completed in 1795.

Lewis Henry Morgan Collection - mid-nineteenth century Iroquois materials at the NYS Museum, collected or made by Morgan, who is now often described as "The Father of American Anthropology".

Matilda Joslyn Gage - web site about NY feminist, prolific writer and editor

Memorial Day - how this holiday started in Waterloo, NY in 1866.

Mets - unofficial fan website with year by year history.

Moving Uptown: Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan - online exhibit from The New York Public Library.

New York City Style Tattoos - exhibit discusses modern mechanical tattooing that was invented in New York City at the end of the 19th century.

New York Forts - a celebration of the rich military history of New York State from the early 1600's to the present.

New York Freedom Trail - virtual tour of important sites connected with the Revolutionary War and the struggle for American liberty.

New York Governors - from the Office of the Governor of the State of New York.

NY Military History (from the Division of Military & Naval Affairs) - links to pictures, articles, information about military flags and more.

New York Quilts - annual quilt show.

New York Shipbuilding in World War Two - dedicated to the men and women of New York Shipbuilding Company in Camden, and the sailors they sent into harm's way.

New York State Covered Bridges - catalog of covered bridges and their locations across New York.

New York's Homegrown Heroes - tribute to those who served our country in all conflicts.

New York's Oldest Canal - 270 year long lost historic canal rediscovered by the NYS Museum.

Niagara Falls Daredevils - hotel owners were responsible for the first stunt over the Falls in order to attract attention of members of the public and to boost the tourist trade.

Radio Free 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.

Vintage Views of New York - online collection of vintage New York State postcards.

Yankees - history of NY Yankees baseball team on their official web site

Winemaking and Viticulture History in New York - look at information from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

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