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Collecting Craig Colony Stories
Did you work at Craig Colony and want to preserve your experiences?
The Livingston County Historian’s Office is facilitating a project to collect information about Craig Colony, and those who worked there, for historical documentation and research purposes. The materials collected will help ensure that the experiences and perspectives of Craig staff members will be preserved and a more comprehensive view of the institution is captured.
View and download a questionnaire outline here. You may write out responses or contact the County Historian's Office to set up a time to tell your stories in person. Thank you for helping preserve history!
NEW: Hidden Histories: The Tavern on the Canal
Discover hidden histories throughout our neighborhoods! In this episode, find out how a local restaurant got its start when a major canal came through the hamlet of Piffard in the town of York.
COVID-19 Documentation Project
The County Historian’s Office wants to hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you, no matter what your experiences or viewpoints are. Are you tired of COVID-19 and feel your life has returned to normal? Is the pandemic continuing to affect your day-to-day? Input from all ages is valued.
All information gathered will become part of the County Historian’s permanent archival collection and made accessible to researchers. Stories and images may also be used for future exhibits.
Submit your experiences and/or images directly here:
The Women's Biographical Review is the County Historian's newest foundational reference book, published as part of Livingston County's bicentennial year. It features 200 women associated with Livingston County from the 18th-21st centuries.
Order your copy through the County Historian's Office!
New Photo Gallery Launched
The Livingston County Historian's Office is pleased to present an improved photograph gallery to showcase just a few of the thousands of photographs held in the archives.
Check it out and let us know what else you would like to see! View the photo albums here.
New county historian appointed
On May 27, Amie Alden retired after over 25 years of public service. Deputy Historian Holly Watson was named to the position by the board of supervisors. Click here to read more.
Livingston County Heritage Tours: STQRY
Utilize everyday technology to access these virtual tours onsite or from afar! Each trail makes stops at important locations and landmarks around the county. Charge your phone and start exploring Livingston County's history for yourself through Livingston County Heritage Tours!
- Click on the map icon () on the top right for a map of each tour
- View the master maps from the bottom bar for all stops in the county