The Great New York State Fair runs from Aug. 21-Sept. 2 and we will be there! In the meantime, browse through a selection of historical records promoting agriculture, education and technology at the county & state level -not to mention the world! See you soon!
NYS Conservation Dept. developed a series of educational exhibits for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a.k.a., the "Saint Louis World's Fair" in Missouri. Browse thousands of images from the Conservation Dept. in our Digital Collections.
Gov. Whitman speaking to a crowd at the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. This image is from the State Education Dept. instructional lantern slides - more than 20,000 slides loaned to schools statewide from 1886-1939.
A camping demonstration in a lean-to mock-up at the 1933 State Fair in Syracuse, N.Y. The Conservation Dept. had an extensive public education program which included demonstrations, exhibits, forestry tours and motion pictures.
The Conservation Dept. presented the bobsled run exhibit at the 1936 State Fair as part of their extensive public education program. The 1936 US Olympic bobsled team trained in Lake Placid, NY. You can browse related images in our Digital Collections.
The 1939 World's Fair was held in Queens, NY. This advertisement encourages tourists to visit the Catskill Mountains on their way to or from the Fair. The Bureau of State Publicity created similar advertisements for every major part of the State.
New York's 47th Governor, Thomas Dewey at the Wayne County Fair, 1945. Governor Dewey's career as governor from 1943-1954 is documented in various records series and browsable through our online finding aid search.
The State Police celebrated 50 years of service at the 1967 State Fair with multiple displays and demonstrations. You can view some of them in this video from series 22427: Division of State Police. Motion picture film and videotapes, 1930-1980.
Broome County youth demonstrating harmful effects of smoking at the 1972 New York State Fair. Browse related images created by Dept. of Health for use in publications, exhibits, news releases and presentations.
When you're at the Fair, stop by our booth to learn more about the services we provide to you, the citizens of New York State! We are in the Center of Progress Building, booth 230A. We hope to see you soon!