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May 30, 2013

Conference to feature history of NY

Local historians and educators from across the state will gather in Cooperstown for the 2013 Conference on New York State History.

The event will take place June 6-8 at the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. According to a media release, the conference will highlights the latest research on New York History and culture, including presentations on civil war, urban history and popular culture. The conference is open to the public.

The keynote address will be given by Walter Stahr, author of “Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the Fenimore Art Museum auditorium.

On Saturday, June 8, the annual Wendell Tripp Lecture will offer “Another Leatherstocking Tale: Susan Fenimore Cooper, the Episcopal Church, and the Oneida Indians,” delivered by Laurence Hauptman of the State University College at New Paltz. This lecture will takes place at 12:30 p.m. in the Louis C. Jones Center of The Farmers’ Museum.

At the Conference on New York State History, academic and public historians, librarians, archivists, educators, publishers and other interested individuals will discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York state in historical perspective. Each year they share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming and the collaboration of resources and services. The New York State Historical Association is the sponsor of the conference in collaboration with the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

Registration is open to the public, either for the full conference or a single day. To register, call 547-1453 or visit NYSHA.org. A complete conference schedule is available at NYSHA.org.

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