In 1775, New York becomes the 11th state of the United States. The State Capitol is Albany and the state motto is Excelsior which means Ever Upward. Bearwiskers says I Love New York. When you visit New York, make time to go to the Victorian Doll Museum in North Chili, which has a thousand dolls from the mid 1880's to the present, doll houses and even a toy circus. Does anyone know the state song?