New York State's rich and varied history is preserved by many historic sites, museums, historical societies, and other educational institutions.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation operates 180 State Parks and 35 State Historic Sites, including Philipse Manor Hall.
Friends of Philipse Manor Hall supports Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.
Ganongadan State Historic Site is the only State Historic Site dedicated to the interpretation of Native American history.
Historic Hudson Valley owns, restores, and operates five historic sites in Westchester County.
Founded in 1919 as the Yonkers Art Association, the museum is home to art galleries, a planetarium, a natural history center, and more.
Home to the New Netherland Research Center, dedicated to documenting the history of the Dutch era in America.
The New York State Archives preserves and makes accessible over 270 million records from New York’s colonial and state governments, dating from 1630 to the present.
The Society’s library and museum offer exhibits, a collection of over one million objects, unique research opportunities, and history-focused events.
The New York State Museum in Albany is a center of art, science, and history dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state.
The Munsee are part of a broader group known as the Lunaape (Lenape) or Delaware Tribe. Today, there are five federally recognized Lenape nations in the United States and Canada.
The Stockbridge Munsee Community are a band of Mohican and Munsee Indians now based out of northeastern Wisconsin.
Delaware Nation are a descendant Lenape (Lunaape) nation based out of Anadarko, Oklahoma, with a satellite location in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The Delaware Tribe of Indians are a Nation of Lunaape (Lenape) located primarily in Oklahoma with a satellite location in Kansas.
The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown, Ontario is one of the oldest settlements in the region.
The unique culture of people of African descent is celebrated and preserved in unique and interesting ways by institutions throughout our area.
A visitor center on the site offers exhibits and events celebrating the contributions of free and enslaved Africans to the history of New York City.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture focuses on presenting the history and culture of African Americans.
The 135th Street branch of the New York Public Library has promoted and preserved black American history and culture since the 1920s.
The Slave Voyages website tracks the journey of millions of Africans forced into slavery.
Religion and places of worship have always been important parts of the cultural identity of groups of people throughout the world. In addition, many places of worship are valued for their historical significance.
The congregation of the First Church in Albany began to meet in 1624 as part of the Reformed Church of America.
The First Lutheran Church congregation met in 1649, and their first building was constructed in 1670.
Saint John’s Church in Yonkers was built in 1752 with funds donated by the Philipse family.
The St. John’s Church congregation first met in 1789 in Tuckahoe, an area that was later incorporated into Yonkers.
The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow was built in 1685 on the ancestral land of the Munsee people.