At the Archives
April 2021 eUpdate

Left: A truckload of trees at the Saratoga Nursery, April 1921.
Source: New York State Archives Digital Collections NYSA_14297-87.
2021 Empire State Archives & History Award Laureate
Keynote Speaker at National Council for History Education Conference
2021 Empire State Archives and History Laureate Annette Gordon-Reed will be a keynote speaker at the National Council for History Education Virtual Conference April 8-11. Register for the conference here.

May 18th: Reserve your seat for the 2021 Empire State Archives and History Awards (virtual or in person) here. NOTE: in-person tickets are limited. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable CDC guidelines.
2021 Capital Region History Day Special Award
Winner Announced
Reilly McGrath is the 2021 winner of the Capital Region History Day Best Use of Historical Records award, presented by the Archives Partnership Trust. Representing Shenendehowa High School, Riley completed a Senior Individual Documentary titled Propaganda: An Inspiring Force in the American Revolution.

Left: New York State Archivist Tom Ruller congratulates both Riley and their teacher, Amber Renaldi, for their outstanding efforts.
Creating Change with Changemakers: Disrupting Museum Storytelling Recording Now Available Online
Thanks to all who've been tuning in to the New York Archives Magazine Online Speaker Series. Creating Change with Changemakers: Disrupting Museum Storytelling with Kathryn Murano Santos and Elizabeth Pietrzykowski from the Rochester Museum & Science Center and community collaborators Rachel DeGuzman and Wanda Martinez-Johncox [originally aired March 4, 2021] is now available online. Watch in its entirely here.
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