The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a very exciting time in the world of electrical engineering. During this period, electricity transformed from a scientific novelty to an essential part of our modern lives. You’ve probably heard the names of a few of the great electrical pioneers from this era, like Thomas Edision and […]
April’s a big month for libraries. And as many of us at NY Heritage are librarians, it’s a big month for us too. In addition to being School Library Month, April 12-18 is National Library Week, April 14 is National Library Workers Day, and National Bookmobile Day is April 15. I strongly encourage you to […]
March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Make It Happen,” and part of that is the celebration and education of women’s achievements. Here at New York Heritage, it is understood […]
By Chris Stanton, ESDN Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council
In the months that the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN)* has been in operation here in New York, we’ve made significant progress and have put the necessary pieces in place to contribute New York’s digital cultural heritage to the Digital […]
New York Heritage is pleased to welcome the Mendon Public Library as our newest contributor! Located in Honeoye Falls, the library was originally formed in 1912 as the Honeoye Falls Free Library by the women of the Fortnightly Club of Honoeye Falls. In 1935 it was incorporated as the Honoeye Falls Library, Inc. […]
The Buffalo History Museum has some great digital initiatives, some of which are proudly featured on New York Heritage. Earlier this year, they hosted an intern who replicated a 1901 map done by the Charity Organization Society of Buffalo in a modern setting: Google maps!
You can see the interactive map […]
–January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, brought to you by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers of America – WIMA
Yep, it’s once again that time of year (okay, it’s the first time ever) when New York Heritage digs deep into its treasures and pulls out a piece of […]
I recently learned how to colorize black-and-white photographs with a course on Lynda.com (thanks for the opportunity, NY 3Rs Association!). Naturally, I put these new-found skills to use on some of the wonderful old photographs accessible on New York Heritage.
Choosing a collection to pluck photos from was difficult; there are so […]
Generally, New York State is a quiet place. We’re not tornado central, our earthquakes are pretty tame, and it’s been a long time since a tsunami has reached Oneonta.
That said, we have had our fair share of terrible storms and consequential floods. A lot of those floods from the 20th Century were documented carefully […]
Albany Public Library is happy to have recently joined NY Heritage! Though our collection will grow over time, we have already made some very interesting objects available. We would like to highlight “A Bicentennial of Albany Views: 1963-1967 and 1974-1975 Compared.”
This album of photographs was handmade by Florence L. Powell, a […]
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