Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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This is an online event.
It is free and open to the public. Direct link and password to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time.





Due to the heavy snow and power outages across the region, today's program has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. All registrants will be altered to the new date and your registration will travel with you. We apologize for any inconvenience. Happy shoveling!

You don’t have to be a historian to appreciate New York State’s rich and diverse heritage. A wealth of memorable experiences—living history museums, forts and military landmarks, homes of presidents, great writers, activists and artists—awaits. Join Ross Levi and Tom Ruller for an engaging presentation that takes you across New York’s 11 unique regions to discover historic sites, abundant waters, natural wonders and more.

About The speakers

Executive Director of the New York State Division of Tourism, Ross D. Levi leads the state’s promotional and industry efforts under the iconic I LOVE NY tourism brand to grow visitation and position New York as a premiere global destination. Since joining Empire State Development in 2012, Ross has helped launch tourism efforts including: the Governor’s Tourism Summits, I LOVE NY LGBTQ, Path Through History, Accessible New York, the Adirondack and Catskill Challenges and the Tourism Return to Work and Meet in NY grant programs. Prior to joining ESD, Ross was Executive Director of New York’s statewide LGBTQ advocacy group, a legislative director in the NYS Senate and a marketing professional in the motion picture industry. 


Thomas J. Ruller recently retired from his position as New York State Archivist, a role he has held since 2015. An active professional for 35 years, he is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form.  He has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation. Tom remains actively engaged as a Steward of the Archives Partnership Trust.

More Event Details

A direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time. Contact aptrust@nysed.gov with questions or in need of assistance.