FINDING REVOLUTIONARY STORIES: A GUIDE FOR NY STATE
This guide is intended to help historians, educators, and students discover a more complete story of their community in the Revolutionary War. Although the resources are often specific to the State of New York, the research strategies can help those researching other locations.
Four main steps:
Identify the stories already known or told about your community; trace them to their primary source; and map them chronologically.
Find new primary sources and include them in the chronology.
See emerging stories & where the opportunities and gaps are that need to be explored.
Tie the stories to a specific location within your local landscape whenever possible.
Create public access to the stories, pinned as much as possible to primary source material and showing their connection to the broader narrative of the Revolution.
PLANNING THE 250th: RESOURCES
The USA 250th in New York will be celebrated over multiple years, the entire span of the years of the war. Guides are being prepared, with suggested 'focus themes' that broaden the traditional chronology of the military actions, to encourage greater inclusion of the experiences of all those the Revolutionary conflict impacted.