Welcome to APHNYS

Hotel Registration for Fall 2017 APHNYS Conference is located here

APHNYS membership form for 2017 is now available.

Public Historians invited to apply for Hackman travel grants from the New York State Archives. Deadline is fast approaching – January 17, 2017. More information is available here, including an application form.

Latest Issue of the Historian’s Exchange, the APHNYS Newsletter for November 2016 is here.

A Call for Conference Proposals has been issued for the 2017 APHNYS Statewide conference set for Poughkeepsie from October 31 to November 2. Further information may be found at the conference page at APHNYS Conference page.


APHNYS Has a New President

President Gerry Smith’s resignation was effective on October 31st agerry-and-rosend, according to the APHNYS Bylaws, as 1st Vice President, Rose Tucker became President and our 2nd Vice President, Matt Urtz, became 1st Vice President. The board voted to make trustee Ray LaFever 2nd Vice President. The Board approved the appointment of Samantha Hall-Saladino (Fulton County Historian) to trustee to fill Ray’s position.

A special note of gratitude to Gerry Smith for his leadership and enthusiastic service to APHNYS!




New York State Archives Invites Students to Enter Student Research Awards Contest

The New York State Archives invites students statewide to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects. The deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Three awards will be presented in the fall of 2017.

2017 New York Archives Conference Call for Session Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the New York Archives Conference, June 7-9, 2017 at Utica College, Utica, NY.

NYAC invites proposals of sessions that explore archival practice. Traditional presentation formats as well as formats that encourage interaction between attendees and presenters are welcome. Each session lasts a total of 90 minutes, including at least 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Go to the NYAC website for further information and proposer forms: http://www.nyarchivists.org/nyac/

Elevating History, A Future for New York’s Past

New York State Historian Devin Lander gave this presentation at the 2016 APHNYS Conference in Syracuse. Click on the title to see a PDF file of his PowerPoint slides.

The Fall 2016 APHNYS Conference is now history. Kudos to all for making it a success. APHNYS Fall 2017 conference will be held in Poughkeepsie from October 31-November 2, 2017. Further Information will be forthcoming at the APHNYS Conference page.

Here’s the 2016 APHNYS Meeting Final Program, in case you want to see what types of presentations are held at these conferences.

Also please visit the APHNYS Conference page to see what the different APHNYS regions have planned for meetings this fall and next spring.

The July 2016 issue of the Historian’s Exchange is now available. It includes i membership renewal form. Take a look!

If you are interested in becoming a Registered Historian, go to the updated  for more information and the application form for 2017.

And if you know of a local government historian or a friend of local history deserving of recognition, take a look at the APHNYS Awards Program. Historians can be recognized for lifetime achievement, excellence in public history projects, excellence in a military, labor or marine project or publication or for excellence in cooperation and promoting local history. APHNYS also has an award for citizens and government officials who promote, preserve and stimulate interest in New York State History. If you wish to nominate someone, go to the Awards page for further information.


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