Path Through History Interstitials

Conflict and Settlement | Dutch

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In 1609 Englishman Henry Hudson explored trade routes for the Dutch East India Company.

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Architecture | Henry Hobson Richardson

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The architectural heritage of the Capital Region is rich and varied.

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Commerce and Industry Heritage | Schenectady/Edison

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The Capital Region has long been a center for science, technology and industry.

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Commerce and Industry Heritage | Troy

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Capital Region: Forefront of NY's commercial economy & Troy's thriving historic industries

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Working Landscapes | Shakers

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Cheap land in NY’s Capital Region allowed Shakers to establish a Utopian religious society

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Peopling of New York | Slate Valley

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Immigrants traveled to slate valley where a huge deposit of slate was discovered in 1839.

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The Arts | Thomas Cole & Hudson Valley Painters

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Capital region: The birthplace of the first truly American art movement, the Hudson River School.

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Military Heritage | French and Indian War

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NY's early settlements & natural transportation networks was a strategic battleground.

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Military Heritage | Revolutionary War

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The Hudson River Valley was a key battleground during the American War for Independence.

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Freedom & Dignity | Underground Railroad

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Human rights & social reform have been long part of the historic fabric of the Capital Region.

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New York NOW: Education & History

Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in Ed Comm

The President of the state’s teachers’ union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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New NYSUT President Magee discusses "no confidence vote" on commissioner

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In April, the New York State United Teachers union decided on new leadership for its 60,000 members.  Gone was longtime President Dick Ianuzzi and in ...

The forgotten War of 1812



Throughout our schooling, we were taught about the historical importance of American conflicts like the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the two World Wars. Many of us can name the key command...