The New York State Museum

The New York State Museum is a vital partner in the promotion and distribution of Empire State Engagements.  Dr. Chiles produces Empire State Engagements in cooperation with the State Museum and under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator of History.  The show is part of the museum's public programming in New York history.



The New York State Office of State History

Empire State Engagements is supported by New York State Historian Devin Lander, whose office helps with logistics and distribution.  

New York History

Empire State Engagements is proud to partner with New York History to help feature interviews with scholars whose work appears in that journal.  We are grateful to the journal and to Cornell University Press for supporting our internship program.  


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The Hudson River Valley Institute

We are pleased to offer programming featuring content from The Hudson River Valley Review, and are grateful to the Hudson River Valley Institute for their support of our show and of our internship program

Ms. Elizabeth Borowsky

Our closing theme, “The Sidewalks of New York,” was arranged, performed, recorded, and produced by Ms. Elizabeth Borowsky, and is provided courtesy of the artist.  Please visit for more information.  The song was composed in 1894 by Charles B. Lawlor and James W. Blake, and is in the public domain.

New York Almanack

We are grateful to New York Almanack for support in promoting and distributing our program, as well as other exciting New York State history content.

The New York State Department of Economic Development

We are grateful to the New York Department of Economic Development for allowing use of the theme song "I Love New York," which was written in 1977 by Steve Karmen and is used by permission of both the state and the composer.  Empire State Engagements is pleased to offer programming on sites affiliated with the department's "Path Through History" program.

Empire State Engagements

with Dr. Robert Chiles

We are grateful for the support of the following institutions, scholars, and artists: