Conference on New York State History

June 12-14, 2014
Held at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Over 30 presentations and panel discussions will be held during the three-day Conference on New York State History. An annual event, the conference brings together academic and public historians, librarians, archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective. They share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the collaboration of resources and services.

Filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his new seven-part documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The film is scheduled for release on PBS in the fall. This presentation is free and open to the public. It is held Thursday, June 12, 12:00-1:00 pm at and sponsored by the FDR Presidential Library & Museum and the Home of FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY.

On Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 pm, Douglas Brinkley, Rice University, discusses “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Hudson Valley.” This presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the New York Humanities Council, the New York State Historical Association, and the Hudson River Valley Institute. Douglas Brinkley has written more than thirty-five books and countless articles on a wide range of topics in American political, environmental, and military history. He is professor of history at Rice University.

The New York State Historical Association is proud to sponsor the conference in partnership with the New York State Archives Partnership Trust and New York State Museum, and the New York Council for Humanities. This year’s conference is co-sponsored by Hudson River Valley Institute.

Registration is open to the public. To register, visit the Conference homepage and view a complete conference schedule.