Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicted survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the U.S. and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrated diversity, and confronted stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.
The Onondaga County Public Library Postcard Collection contains both mailed and unmailed postcards of buildings, scenes, and activities in and around Syracuse, New York, from throughout the twentieth century.
In 1798, seven and a half acres were set aside for a public square in the center of the village, which is documented in this collection through photographs and other documents.
This collection contains historic images, postcards, and documents from across Putnam County.

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