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New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission Records

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was established in 2004 (Chapter 707) to promote the 250th anniversary of the war, which occurred between 2005-2010. Its main focus was to plan and conduct an organized series of reenactment tourism events featuring the historic sites and areas that played a critical role in the conflict. This series contains letters, newspaper clippings, publications, publicity material, and other records documenting the work of the commission.
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0.95 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
2003-2010
Series Number:
22370

Administrative History

The New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission was established in 2004 (Chapter 707) to promote the 250th anniversary of the war, which occurred between 2005-2010. Its main focus was to plan and conduct an organized series of reenactment tourism events featuring the following historic sites and areas: Lake George/Fort George area in 2005; Fort Bull/Fort Stanwix and Fort Ontario/Oswego in 2006; Fort William Henry/Lake George in 2007; Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga in 2008; Fort Niagara in 2009; and Fort La Presentation/Fort Levis in 2010. Despite legislative attempts to extend it, the commission ceased its work in December 2010.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of photocopies of letters and newspaper clippings documenting the work of the New York State French and Indian War 250th Anniversary Commemoration Commission.

22370-14: This accretion contains newspaper articles, commission publications, scattered minutes with annotations, member correspondence, publicity material and plans for sponsored events, and financial information. Also included is a small amount of material related to the official national observation of the anniversary.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred directly to the New York State Archives by commission member Bob Bearor.

22370-14: This accretion was transferred directly to the New York State Archives by commission member Nick Westbrook.

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