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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2019
For More Information Contact:

JP O’Hare or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

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Dr. Liz Covart, Host of “Ben Franklin’s World” Podcast, Speaks at Cultural Education Center on April 25

Dr. Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast Ben Franklin’s World, will discuss her research on early American history and highlight episodes from her podcast on Thursday, April 25 at 6:15 p.m. at the Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY). Organized by the New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust, this event is free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 518-473-7091 or registering online.

Prior to the 6:15 p.m. talk, a 5:00 p.m. public reception will be held offering attendees the opportunity to talk with Dr. Covart while enjoying light refreshments and a cash bar. The Beer Diviner, New York State’s first licensed farm brewery, will serve locally-brewed selections at the cash bar.

Dr. Liz Covart is the creator and host of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, and winner of the Best History Podcast Award in 2017. As the Digital Projects Editor at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Dr. Covart practices a blend of scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities. While the Omohundro Institute’s primary focus is supporting scholar sand scholarship related to early America, Dr. Covart experiments with social and new media to communicate scholarly history to large public audiences. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Davis.

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to keep over 350 years of New York’s rich documentary heritage within the New York State Archives accessible and alive though education, preservation, and outreach programs. The New York State Archives is the largest repository of state government records in the nation, holding over 250 million records of state and colonial governments dating back to the Dutch colonial period in 1630. The New York State Archives is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education.