Archives Partnership Trust Upcoming Events Calendar

Family Heritage Day, October 11, 2014, 10 am to 4 pm

10:00am

 

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage Chocolate™, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby
 

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why we eat what we eat and what it means. On display will a selection of these recipes and narratives.  

Join the State Archives in their effort to bring the “New York Eats” project up-to-date by bringing in a family recipe* that has special meaning. Archivists will scan the recipes and will e-mail all contributors a “New York Eats” e-cookbook after the event.

Additional recipe cards will be available so that you can swap your treasured recipes with fellow participants.

1st Floor Student Center
 

Family History: Where’s That Record?
Many State Archives records important to family historians must be used onsite because they have not been digitized. Learn how to identify and search original records and microfilm copies in the Archives, including vital records, indexes, and land, court, and state institution records. Follow up with your own research in the Archives’ 11th floor Research Room, which will be open until 4:30 p.m.

11th Floor Seminar Room

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

 

Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.

Classroom 2 & 3
 

Family History: Get the Scoop
America's historical newspapers are important records used by both family historians and researchers. Learn about the State Library’s extensive collection of New York’s historical newspapers on microfilm, and then look through online databases that contain full-text versions of hundreds of years of history.

7th Floor Librarians Room

11:00am
  Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage Chocolate™, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.
Museum Lobby
 

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why we eat what we eat and what it means. On display will a selection of these recipes and narratives.  

Join the State Archives in their effort to bring the “New York Eats” project up-to-date by bringing in a family recipe* that has special meaning. Archivists will scan the recipes and will e-mail all contributors a “New York Eats” e-cookbook after the event.

Additional recipe cards will be available so that you can swap your treasured recipes with fellow participants.

1st Floor Student Center

 

*(Recipes should be in recipe card format.)

 

Family History: Where’s That Record?
Many State Archives records important to family historians must be used onsite because they have not been digitized. Learn how to identify and search original records and microfilm copies in the Archives, including vital records, indexes, and land, court, and state institution records. Follow up with your own research in the Archives’ 11th floor Research Room, which will be open until 4:30 p.m.

11th Floor Seminar Room

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

 

Kid Friendly Exploration Station  
A hands-on opportunity for kids to explore the State Museum's vast teaching collections

Discovery Center
  Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.
Classroom 2 & 3
 

Family History: Preserving Your Treasures
Bring in your family documents, prints, books, textiles, and other treasures! A State Archives conservator will informally examine each item and answer such questions as: “Where should I store it?” “Can I use it every day?” “Can I display it?” “Where can I have it conserved or repaired?”

Please note that the conservator cannot provide monetary valuations.

1st Floor Member Lounge

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

 

Meet Author Mary Beth Wenger
Have you ever been transported to another time and place just by holding a well-worn artifact in your hands? Longtime Capital District TV news anchor and reporter Mary Beth Wenger’s book title says it all: Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes is the story of a modern woman’s bittersweet search for the grandmother she never knew.

Huxley Theater
 

Family History: Genealogy 101
Get started on your family research by learning the procedures for efficient research. Topics will include identifying the types of documents that may contain family information; definitions, common abbreviations, and record-keeping conventions; and how to find records that can supplement those you already have, such as deeds, mortgages, census schedules, and military records.

7th Floor Librarians Room

12:00pm
 

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage Chocolate™, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby
 

Family History: Preserving Your Treasures
Bring in your family documents, prints, books, textiles, and other treasures! A State Archives conservator will informally examine each item and answer such questions as: “Where should I store it?” “Can I use it every day?” “Can I display it?” “Where can I have it conserved or repaired?”

Please note that the conservator cannot provide monetary valuations.

1st Floor Member Lounge

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


1:00pm
 

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage Chocolate™, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby
 

Family History: Preserving Your Treasures
Bring in your family documents, prints, books, textiles, and other treasures! A State Archives conservator will informally examine each item and answer such questions as: “Where should I store it?” “Can I use it every day?” “Can I display it?” “Where can I have it conserved or repaired?”

Please note that the conservator cannot provide monetary valuations.

1st Floor Member Lounge

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

 

Meet Author Mary Beth Wenger
Have you ever been transported to another time and place just by holding a well-worn artifact in your hands? Longtime Capital District TV news anchor and reporter Mary Beth Wenger’s book title says it all: Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes is the story of a modern woman’s bittersweet search for the grandmother she never knew.

Huxley Theater
 

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why we eat what we eat and what it means. On display will a selection of these recipes and narratives.  

Join the State Archives in their effort to bring the “New York Eats” project up-to-date by bringing in a family recipe* that has special meaning. Archivists will scan the recipes and will e-mail all contributors a “New York Eats” e-cookbook after the event.

Additional recipe cards will be available so that you can swap your treasured recipes with fellow participants.

1st Floor Student Center
 

Kid Friendly Exploration Station  
A hands-on opportunity for kids to explore the State Museum's vast teaching collections

Discovery Center
  Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.
Classroom 2 & 3
 

Family History: "Place Strategy" Researcher Aaron Mair has traced his family lines well back into the eighteenth century, and has also tracked, found, and reunited families after years of dead ends in their research. Mair’s “Place Strategy,” which pieces together genealogy and family history by using oral and/or biographical records, has enabled him to develop techniques for families of color who want to trace their histories. He will discuss building a family record and timeline, “fact-checking” and validating an oral or biographical narrative, using vital and military records, and locating hard-to-find family connections.

7th Floor Librarians Room

2:00 pm
 

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage Chocolate™, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby
 

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why we eat what we eat and what it means. On display will a selection of these recipes and narratives. 

Join the State Archives in their effort to bring the “New York Eats” project up-to-date by bringing in a family recipe* that has special meaning. Archivists will scan the recipes and will e-mail all contributors a “New York Eats” e-cookbook after the event.

Additional recipe cards will be available so that you can swap your treasured recipes with fellow participants.

1st Floor Student Center
 

Kid Friendly Exploration Station
A hands-on opportunity for kids to explore the State Museum's vast teaching collections

Discovery Center
 

Family History: The Digital World
Many State Archives records and other New York resources have now been digitized and name-indexed through a unique collaboration with the world’s largest online history resource, Ancestry.com. Learn how to access census, military, institutional, and other records through a free Internet portal on the Archives' website.

Huxley Theater
  Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.
Classroom 2 & 3
 

Family History: HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com
Learn how to use the vast databases offered by the online resources HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com, both of which are accessible at the State Library, to discover census records, genealogy and history books, maps, and other important resources. Also learn how to access Ancestry.com New York––free to all New Yorkers.

7th Floor Librarians Room

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