New York State
2024 Path Through History Weekends:
JUNE 15-16 | OCTOBER 12-14

I'm interested in participating. Am I eligible?

If you will welcome visitors to learn about, experience, or explore New York history, whether in-person or virtually, at any point from June 15-16 or October 12-14, you can (and should) participate!


Is there any cost to participate?

No! Submitting your event, inclusion in I LOVE NY promotional efforts, and printed program materials are all FREE to you.

What kinds of events can be submitted?

Path Through History Weekend welcomes a range of events! Past events have included costumed reenactors, hands-on historical cooking and craft demonstrations, and exciting living history performances. Hosts have presented walking tours, audio tours and behind-the-scenes tours. Tours by trolley, bike, and even kayak. From Juneteenth Festivals to special exhibit openings, there is no shortage of ways to participate. Virtual events are also accepted, in addition to an in-person event or as a standalone offering. A virtual event may include access to digital archives, a live stream event, a lecture, a virtual tour, or video demonstration. These events can be scheduled for a specific time or continuously live for the public to access at their convenience. Be sure to include appropriate links and any instructions on accessing the virtual content in your submission.

Does my event need to be "special"?

Unique experiences can help to draw visitors, but it is not required. We do encourage Weekend Events to have a little something extra. You might consider offering a discounted admission price, a special speaker, or a behind the scenes aspect to a regularly scheduled tour/exhibit.

Can I charge admission / request a donation / sell tickets to my event?

Yes. Weekend Events do not need to be offered free of charge. Please be sure to include clear pricing information in your submission as well as any required registration and instructions for doing so.

When are submissions due?

We encourage sites to register early to allow us to better promote events, especially across channels that may require additional lead time. To be included on the digital calendar events must be submitted by June 10 for the Spring Weekend and October 7 for the Fall Weekend.


How do I submit my event? What is required?

Submit your event(s) using the form found at Submissions must include a 250-1500 character (including spaces) description of your event. Your description is the main component of your event listing. Give visitors an idea of what they can expect and be sure to include the historical aspect. At least one quality photo, free of text or logos, is also required. Please note that we cannot accept submissions without a photo. Links to registration forms, your website, or event sites are encouraged.

I've submitted my event. What's next?

Great! All submitted events are reviewed by our team. You will receive an email notification when your event is approved. Within 24 hours of approval your event will appear on the PTH Weekend Calendar.

I need to update/edit/change my submitted event

To request a change, simply send an email to


How can I be included in I LOVE NY's promotions?

Simply submit your event - the sooner the better. All approved events appear on our digital PTH Weekend Calendar and are considered for inclusion in press pitches, social media posts, and a feature blog on

How can I receive printed promotional materials, like posters and rack cards?

All Official Sites and Weekend hosts will be mailed program materials to help promote the program and your event. To ensure these items get to you, include your mailing address (no P.O. boxes) at the bottom of the submission form. Display these materials at your site and other locations to spread the word. If you need additional materials send an email to

What about Lawn Signs?

Path Through History Weekend lawn signs help visitors find your event! Lawn signs can be requested at the bottom of the submission form, be sure to also include your mailing address (no P.O. boxes). Lawn signs are typically mailed out one week prior to the Weekend Program. Please note, lawn signs are intended to be evergreen. To help keep program costs down, we ask that you safely store your lawn sign to be re-used in the future.

Join us in celebrating New York State's history!

The I LOVE NY Path Through History Program showcases the historical and cultural significance of sites and attractions across the state. Held annually to promote tourism and economic development, Path Through History Weekends are a popular and integral part of the program, open to all sites hosting an event with a historical component.
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