1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Parks, recreation and historic preservation
  4. Title C: Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  5. Article 19: Historic Sites


Section 19.11 Functions of education department

Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (PAR)

Upon the request of the commissioner, the following functions relating to identification, restoration and educational interpretation of historic sites and places of historic interest shall be performed by the education department:

  1. Preparation of interpretative literature, the texts of signs and markers, exhibition, and other presentations designed to utilize the educational potential of historic sites.

  2. Advising the office with respect to the custody, use, cataloguing, restoration and control of original documents and objects (such as furniture, paintings, equipment, records, drawings, manuscripts and maps) having unique historic significance. The office may assign to the education department, and the education department may accept, custody and control of any such original documents or objects.

  3. Evaluation of the historic significance of historic sites, historic site development projects and places of historic interest; and advising the office with respect to the restoration, interpretation and use thereof. The office shall request the evaluation of the education department before approving the acquisition of an historic site or the undertaking of an historic site development project.

  4. Such other functions relating to the identification, restoration and educational interpretation of historic sites as may be agreed upon between the office and the education department.