Host a Small Exhibit at Your Library
The library councils are working on an exhibit to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ground-breaking on the Erie Canal. It includes an online exhibit (featuring NY Heritage images) as well as a physical exhibit that will travel to different libraries. The physical exhibit will include 4 stand-up banners/posters and a freestanding kiosk holding an Android tablet (locked for security) allowing people to browse the online exhibit too. One exhibit is available for each library council’s region, each traveling throughout the region during the year. The schedule will rotate monthly, where the physical exhibit would change hands around the beginning of each month, moving to a different library.
Please contact the Network if you are interested in scheduling for your library: email@example.com or (315) 265-1119 ext 4.
National Endowment for the Humanities Public Humanities Projects program supports efforts to bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.
Projects may relate to disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history, or address challenging issues in contemporary life.
The application deadline is August 9, 2017.
The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is now accessible via our Newsbank subscription which also features the Watertown Daily Times. You can even create email alerts for both news sources! Newsbank is dedicated to providing easy access to the world’s largest repository of reliable information including diverse source types such as printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Access it on our website here.
The front page of the October 25th 1953 issue of the Lackawanna Leader is the 7 millionth page to be uploaded to the NYS Historic Newspapers project. This title is provided to us by the Lackawanna Public Library.The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history. To learn more, please visit the website here.
Don’t forget to wish your mother a happy Mother’s Day on the 14th of this month. Check out the lovely Mother’s Day poem featured in the Indian Time on May 6th, 1994. You can read the full page, including the fun messages left by children for their mothers by visiting NYS Historic Newspapers here.
Buffalo’s The Bee put a disclaimer up on its front page warning readers that the articles in this issue are not truthful. In bold lettering, the title instructs all readers to read the disclaimer before reading the rest of the paper. To read more of the paper from March 31, 1944 click here.