Regional Meetings

The twelve APHNYS regions host regional meetings that are open to all APHNYS members. More information on the regions, including contact information for the coordinators, may be found at APHNYS Regions.

Here is the current schedule of upcoming meetings. Now that the state-wide meeting is held in the fall, regional meetings will shift to the spring. Check back often as this list is updated with more meeting details and more dates.

The Association of Public Historians of New York State Region 3 will be holding its annual meeting at the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY, on April 5, 2017. Registration will open at 9 AM, with the program beginning at 10 AM. The morning will feature two sessions: a roundtable discussion on the municipal historian’s duties and mission, followed by a presentation from the FDR Library staff on operating a government archive. The afternoon will be open for self-guided tours of the FDR Library and Museum, which has won awards for their new exhibit galleries that opened in 2013. So if you have not been in a while, the exhibits will be new to you. This program is open to non-members. Here is the registration form with further information on the program. Please mark your calendars and inform your fellow historians, since we do not currently have a comprehensive Region 3 email directory.

Region 4 historians will meet on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Town of Highland Senior Center on Route 55 in Eldred, NY 12732 (Sullivan County). Details are still being worked out, but the day will likely consist of a morning program (a speaker or two), lunch, and an optional afternoon tour (probably either the Minisink Battleground—one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War and the only one fought in the Upper Delaware River valley—and/or Roebling’s Delaware Aqueduct, built for use by the Delaware & Hudson canal) narrated by the Sullivan County Historian.  [NOTE: This date has been changed from the date in the November 2016 APHNYS Newsletter.]

Region 9’s meeting will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Ward W. O’Hara Agriculture Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Living Center. Presentations will include members of the Central Library Resource Council speaking on the changes in the New York State Heritage Services including digital collections, the Empire Archival Discover Cooperative and other programs. The NYS Archives Partnership Trust will speak about its magazine and additional programs it offers, and a representative from SUNY Cortland will speak about environmental history as local history.  Lunch will be provided by the generous support of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, making the cost of admission only $5. More information will be available after the first of the year, including the itinerary and registration information.

Other upcoming events

  • The 2017 NY Statewide Preservation Conference will take place April 6-8, 2017, in downtown Rochester. The conference is presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Historic Albany Foundation, The Preservation League of New York State, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Registration information, will be available in the new year at www.landmarksociety.org/ conference.