Welcome to New York History, a blog about, well, the history of New York, and written by John Warren a graduate student in the History Department of the State University at Albany.
John’s general interest is in New York and New England local and regional history with focus on the Great North Woods / Adirondacks. His sub-interests include: recreation and leisure (focusing on tourism and vice), American media history, and Irish-American, African-American, and Native-American history.
John lives near Chestertown, New York and is the author of the popular regional blog Adirondack Almanack. He is a former television producer with credits on more than 100 hours of television that have aired on networks such as PBS, History Channel, A&E, Discovery, TLC, and Travel Channel.
You can contact John via e-mail here.
- The Leadership Role of Municipal Historians
As the new year gets underway, it is appropriate to pause and reflect on open issues from years gone by. I am referring now to the role in 2013 of the county historian as a custodian for New York S...
- Orange County: St. George’s Cemetery in Newburgh
When I lived in Boston, I discovered that cemeteries are truly historical treasures to be protected and maintained. While living there, I spent many hours at the Park Street Burying Ground admiring...
- STATE MUSEUM TO SPONSOR “ADIRONDACK DAY” ON NOV. 3
The New York State Museum will celebrate the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain on Saturday, November 3 with “Adirondack Day,” an inaugural daylong event that will complement the Museum’s exhibition on...