Join us in Kingston for our 2022 Annual Meeting!

The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS)is pleased to announce that our 2022 Annual Conference will beheld in Kingston, NY, September 19-21, 2022. Our conference draws more than 100 government-appointed historians and affiliates from across the state.

Situated on the bank of the Hudson River, Kingston originally was home to the Esopus people, a tribe of Lenape (Delaware) Native Americans. The area witnessed the activities of Dutch traders, American revolutionaries, and British arsonists, as well as cement manufacturers and canal and railway travelers, among others. The city has the distinction of being New York State's first capital. Today, it is home to an increasingly diverse group of people with their own unique histories. Some of these stories are well known; others have yet to be examined. In the interest of “Expanding the Narrative,” we invite public historians to shed light on some of the lesser-known people and events that have shaped our state’s past.

In addition to our in-person offerings, we are pleased to announce that we  will be a virtual online option for those who are unable to travel to be with us in Kingston.

Call for Proposals

The APHNYS Program Committee invites proposals for workshops, panels, and presentations that explore the 2022 Annual Conference theme of "Expanding the Narrative." Deadline: April 30, 2022. For more information and to submit your proposal, click here.

Conference Program (Coming in July 2022)

APHNYS Board Meeting

The APHNYS Board of Trustees will hold an open meeting from 6-8 pm on Sunday, September 18.


Registration Information (Coming July 2022)

Register online now!

Or download, print, and mail the registration form with your payment.

It's not too late to take advantage of the discounted registration rate for members. Join now! Or mail our membership form and payment with your conference registration.

Travel & Lodging

The conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel & Conference Center, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, as well as free parking, internet, WiFi and access to a fitness center and indoor swimming pool. 

 Rate* Reservations

Best Western

26 East 1st Street

Oswego, NY 13126


 $109 



*In order to receive your group's special discounted rate, individuals are asked to mention APHNYS when making their reservations. Deadline is August 20, 2022.

AII reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card or accompanied by a first night room deposit. The individual sleeping room cancellation or change policy requires a 24-hour advance notification in order to avoid a cancellation fee of one night's room charge.

Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.

2022 Conference

"Expanding the Narrative"
September 19–21, 2022
Best  Western Plus Kinston Hotel & Conference Center
KIngston, New York

Call for Proposals

Registration Information

Travel & Lodging


Marketing Opportunities



APHNYS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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