The Association of Public Historians of New York State is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional organization that represents the 1,600+ government-appointed historians in the state. Under state law, every county and municipality in New York is required to have an appointed historian to document, preserve, interpret, and share the history of their communities. It is part of the state’s commitment to ensuring that New Yorkers have access to quality educational experiences enriched by cultural heritage resources. Our state’s local historians are here to serve you!

National Historic Marker Day

People everywhere enjoy historic markers, from roadsides and parks to historic sites or even their own neighborhoods. According to The Historical Marker Database, there’s more than 172,000 markers in the United States, but many have not received cleaning or care for years.

That’s where National Historic Marker Day steps in! This service-oriented event brings people and communities together to maintain their markers by cleaning them and providing an opportunity to celebrate and preserve history. Created by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, this fun and family-friendly celebration is held the last Friday of every April.

More information can be found at https://www.wgpfoundation.org/national-historic-marker-day/

The historical markers database is at https://www.hmdb.org/

Become a member!

APHNYS membership provides a supportive peer group of government-appointed historians and public history affiliates who understand the unique work that you do. Share experiences and learn from people doing work similar to yours!

If you are paying by check, please send your form and payment to APHNYS P.O. Box 1363 Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Association of Public Historians of New York State

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