New York State History Links - Local and Regional

NYS Urban Cultural Parks and Visitor Centers (Heritage Areas)

This page is a growing list of  links for New York State local and regional web sites.

112th New York Infantry - history of the Chautauqua Regiment with links to related sites.

Adirondack Great Camps - architecture and history tour with fireside recipes.

Adirondack Journal - web site with links to people, places, events, and trivia.

Adirondack Mountains, The - history, travel information, and photos.

African American History of Western New York - history of African Americans in western New York from 1770 to 2000.

The American Experience: New York: A Documentary Film - features an extensive introduction to the making of the six-part film, a 3-D virtual trip around New York City using QTVR panoramas, a multimedia quiz game on New York history, and more.

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

American Gateways Project Settlement House Web Site - curriculum and discussion developed for researching oral histories of the Lower East Side and Harlem.

Baldwin Fire Department - offers a history of the fire department and the town of Baldwin in words and pictures

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

Brooklyn Bridge - links, facts, information, and history

Brooklyn On Line History - from the 16th to the 20th century.

Buffalo Barracks - troops stationed on the Niagara frontier prior to the Civil War.

Catskill Mountains - hiking and history for the area.

Cayuga County Information - maps, geology, photos, and more.

Central New York Freedom Trail - the region between Rochester and Utica was home to many of the most significant events and participants in the great reform movements of the nineteenth century.

Central Park Conservancy (NY, NY) - official park web site with history, kids information, events, virtual tour, and how to get involved.

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

Community History Web (CHW) - searchable database of records and artifacts held by the Town of Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, including local cemetery information.

East End Online - non-profit organization working on an oral history of the town of East Hampton in the Twentieth century.

Empire State Building - official site, includes history, facts, and trivia; observatory hours and events and lighting schedules; and a directory of tenants.

Finger Lakes Railway - dedicated to the history and modeling of the Finger Lakes Railway.

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

Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central is a "Terminal", not a station, because trains terminate there mainly on stub-end tracks.

Greater Rochester Area Railfan Page - focuses on area rail operations, infrastructure, shortlines, abandoned lines, structures and history.

Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro - a hypermedia edition of the March 1925 Survey Graphic Harlem Number electronically published by University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center.

The Harlem Renaissance - a Thinkquest project about art, history, music, and literature.

Historic Central New York - notable for its contribution to the social and religious reform.

Historic Eastchester - fully illustrated history of the town of Eastchester, NY. Researched, written and artwork by the students of Eastchester Middle School.

Historic Hudson Valley - take a virtual tour of six Hudson Valley landmarks including Kykuit, the home of the Rockefellers and Washington Irving's Sunnyside.

Historical Data Services - offering cemetery records of Washington County, NY, local histories of Massachusetts and Missouri, and more.

History of Fort Tilden - includes information on the Coast Artillery, Nike Missiles, and the Rockaway Naval Air Station history.

HudsonLink - Providing information about history, museums, antiques, arts, boating, golf, tourism, environment and useful links.

HVNet - extensive Hudson Valley tips, articles and links.

Ice Storm 1998 - news items and information on the icestorm focusing on the impact in St. Lawrence County.

Ladies Pavilion, The (NY, NY) - information on the Central Park pavilion's history and historic preservation.

Lake History, Central Park (NY, NY) - creation of the Lake at the 74th Street parallel was an integral part of the planners' vision for Central Park.

Lake Champlain and Lake George History Page

LI History - a well-developed look at the geological and sociological development of Long Island.

Locomotive 35 Restoration Committee - formed in 1990 in order to preserve and restore former Long Island Rail Road steam locomotive number 35, and has since started restoration of other NYC area trains.

Long Island's Lighthouses - includes images and history of lighthouses. Also the official site for the Horton Point Lighthouse and Nautical Museum.

Lott House / 17th Century Brooklyn - archeological project on an early settlement.

Love Canal, USA - history and photographs of an environmental disaster.

Medieval New York Guide - from gargoyles to bodies of dead saints to over 15 cathedrals, New York is a medieval city. Compiled and illustrated by Fordham students.

Middletown, A Photographic History - online version of a book by Peter Laskaris.

Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor - has a mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate our natural, cultural and historic strengths in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic vitality.

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

New York Correction History Society - excellent histories of DOC institutions and their role in New York State and American history.

New York City Police Museum - collection of objects, stories, and information exploring the history of the department.

New York City Style Tattoos - explore the early personalities and artwork of American tattooing as they emerged on the Bowery. Includes a directory of services.

Olmsted In Buffalo - presenting America's oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways, designed by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Our Towns - read profiles of Capital Region towns and neighborhoods from the Albany Times Union archives.

Port Jervis School District - this site is created and maintained by 4th graders. It tells about things to do in and around Port Jervis history, along with information about our district.

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

Reform, Religion and the Underground Railroad in Western NY - documents on the

Right of Way: Rail Service in Otsego County, NY - history of local railroads.

Staten Island Genealogical Resources - collaborative online source for local genealogy.

Sullivan-Clinton Campaign - a multi-media intensive site devoted to the 1779 campaign against the British-allied Iroquois nations in Central and western New York State. Quotations from participants in the campaign given in blog format! 

Syosset, Long Island  Photographs and Memorabilia - a collection of images of old postcards, memorabilia, and other sources. 

Tale of Three Cities - National Geographic project explores two millennia of urban life in pictures and text: focusing on Alexandria, Egypt in 1 A.D.; Cordoba, Spain in 1000 A.D., and New York City in the year 2000.

Theodore Roosevelt's history of New York (City), published in 1899

TIMES² - essay on the history of Times Square.

Tupper Lake - dedicated to the businesses, people, history and future of Tupper Lake, with links and interesting places for visitors.

Uncle Sam's Place (Troy, NY) - history, events, and the origin of Uncle Sam.

Underground Railroad in Rochester, The - an overview of slavery, the Fugitive Slave Act, abolitionists, the Railroad and its history in Rochester, New York.

Wayne Weekly - regional events and issues, entertainment, history, travel, and more.

Western New York Railroad Archive - history of railroads in Western New York State. Photos, maps and written information.

"Why Is New York City Called "The Big Apple-"

Eagles Byte Research, home of David Minor's Epic Online Year-by-Year History of NYNY.

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