Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

This collection includes paintings from Central New York artist Agnes Elliott's personal collection. Her paintings represent her love of flowers, nature and the landscapes of both Florida and central New York State.
This collection contains items from Camp Russell, a Boy Scout camp located in the Southwestern Adirondacks, dating from the early 1900s through the camp's closure in 2014.
This collection contains folk art collected from Upstate New York and other regions.
The Utica Zoo has been a community center for over 100 years. This collection of photographs documents the Zoo and its activities, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century.