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  • Founded in 1962, the Archaeology society provides lectures and tours of sites around the world.
  • Website of the History Department of the College of Staten Island (CUNY). Information about the Department, student projects, and links.
  • The Conference or Billopp House, located in Tottenville, was the host of a Revolutionary War peace conference between Americans Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge and British Representatives led by Admiral Lord Howe. Today the house, surrounded by a large bayside park, serves as a museum commemorating the unsuccessful negotiations.
  • The organization preserves abandoned cemeteries and compiles records of persons buried in them. An archive of newsletters is available online.
  • "Historic Richmond Town is New York City's living history village and museum complex. Visitors can explore the diversity of the American experience, especially that of Staten Island and its neighboring communities, from the colonial period to the present." The Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) collects and preserves materials of everyday life including artifacts, archives and buildings. It conducts and promotes research based on these collections.
  • Moravian Cemetery is the resting place of many famous Staten Islanders. Take a tour and see the graves of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, Eberhard Faber, Alice Austen...
  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the G & B," was founded in 1869. As a non-profit educational institution, our purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State."
  • Online exhibits from the Staten Island institute of Arts and Sciences and the College of Staten Island.
  • Page of the local chapter of the DAR with links to other historical resources.
  • Information about Genealogical Research in New York City. The Society is located in Manhattan but holds records for Staten Island as well.
  • Since its organization in 1977, the Preservation League of Staten Island has supported the preservation of Staten Island's historic built environment through a variety of activities.
  • Directory of the History Department faculty at Wagner.

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