McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution
As an academic program and outreach initiative, the McCormick Center raises awareness of upstate
New York’s significant contribution to the founding
of the American Republic by moving the story of 18th century America out of the classroom and into the living laboratory of our region. It builds collaborations among academic and public historians, museum professionals, performing artists and the wider upstate New York communities to support and expand humanities programming. The McCormick Center has:
- Received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants totaling $675,000. One was used last summer
to host two, week-long NEH workshops on campus, giving 80 specially selected teachers
from across the country the chance to gain a deeper understanding of Shaker history and the influence
of the Shaker movement on American culture.
- Offered internship opportunities with Saratoga National Historical Park, the New York State Museum and other Capital Region sites.