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Republicans versus Trumpicans: A New York State Case Study

In 1861 after winning the presidential election, Abraham Lincoln traveled by train to Washington, D.C. from Springfield, IL. His journey took him through New York State. On February 18, he arrived in Albany. A riot ensued. While all this fuss was occurring over the arrival of the President-elect and he was dining at the Executive […]

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County Historian’s Roundtable: Lessons from Putnam County

My review of conferences attended and/or would like to have been able to attend continues with the Putnam County Historians’ Roundtable. I did attend this conference. The meeting was called by the Putnam County Historian’s Office and was held December 7, 2019, at the Putnam County Historical Society in Cold Spring. Although I am not […]

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What’s Doing in New England?: The NEMA Conference

The review of conferences continues with the New England Museum Association “What’s In It For Me” annual conference held November 6-8, in Burlington, Vermont. As the conference title suggests, the theme was “It’s your career. Take charge of it.” I was unable to attend this conference. What follows then are abstracts from the website and […]

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Experimenting with History: The Greater Hudson Heritage Network Conference

I am back from some non-history conferences in San Diego and Thanksgiving is over so it is time to resume the reporting on history-related conferences. The next conference chronologically in this series of blogs is the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) conference “Experimenting with History: A Field Guide to Connecting Science and Your Heritage Organization” […]

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No One to Throw Under the Bus

The Wicked Witch of the White House and his Flying Monkeys are at the proverbial fork in the road with no Yogi Berra to guide them. On one hand, there is NO EXTORTION, NO EXTORTION, NO EXTORTION. On the other hand, there is SOMEONE ELSE DID IT, SOMEONE ELSE DID IT, SOMEONE ELSE DID IT. […]

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The National Park Service/National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Conference

The National Park Service/National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Conference was held September 11-14, 2019, in Niagara Falls. The title of the conference was Crossings: Bridging the Authentic Underground Railroad Past to the Present. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was a partner. Below are the multiple keynote […]

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The Municipal Historian Conference

The next conference in this series of blogs is the annual conference of the Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) on September 9-11 in Albany. This year marks the centennial of the state legislation requiring every municipality in the state including village, town, city, and county to have a municipal historian. The […]

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Making Russia Great Again

“We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore.’ You’ve heard […]

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