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The New York State Historical Association invites you to browse the stacks in our acclaimed research library, participate in an on-line discussion on American art, visit the Fenimore Art Museum or learn about the latest history teaching standards. The Association serves a wide audience of members, researchers, scholars, students, and teachers interested in the history and culture of New York and America. The Association also sponsors the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies which is recognized as the premier museum studies program in the United States.

Did you know that members of the New York State Historical Association receive free admission to Fenimore Art Museum, Research Library, and The Farmers’ Museum as well as discounts for public events and merchandise purchased at all four Museum stores?

Members are invited to participate in a thousand ways; special events, lectures, parties, workshops and more. They provide vital support for our exhibitions, educational programs, special events, collections and scholarship.

Help create a sustainable legacy that preserves history and will provide insight for generations to come. Join the over 3,000 members nationwide who support us!

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