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  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 9:37 AM | Raymond LaFever (Administrator)

    The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) 2022 Annual Conference will be held 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 offering 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.

    Registration Information will be coming in July 2022

    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. Room rate will be $109 a night. When reserving a room, you must mention APHNYS to get the discount. 


  • Monday, September 06, 2021 9:16 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of Trustees voted last week to require unvaccinated conference attendees to wear properly fitting masks during all conference events, except when eating, drinking, or presenting. All guests--including those who are vaccinated--are highly encouraged to wear masks.

    We will not be asking for proof of vaccination. We trust our members and guests to take appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of all conference-goers. Thank you for complying!






  • Monday, September 06, 2021 9:13 PM | Anonymous

    The APHNYS Annual Conference is just around the corner! Check out the conference program to plan your experience! We can't wait to see you in-person in Oswego or virtually on our conference live stream. 


  • Wednesday, August 04, 2021 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    We've got an exciting program lined up for the 2021 APHNYS Annual Conference in Oswego, September 13-15, 2021. And if you can't make it in person, we're offering a live streaming option.

    Check out the preliminary schedule now and look for the full program soon! For registration and hotel information, visit our conference page.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    Last year was a year like we've never experienced before. As we struggled with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we also marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that recognized U.S. women’s right to vote and the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment that enfranchised black men, as well as the anniversaries of innumerable other “Watershed Moments” in local, state, and national history. As the Association of Public Historians of New York State gathers in Oswego, at the convergence of the Oswego River and Lake Ontario, we seek to examine the various ways in which public historians interpret and commemorate “Watershed Moments,” as well as the role water has played in shaping the communities we serve.

    We've got an exciting program planned for you! Look for the full program on our website soon!


  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:06 PM | Raymond LaFever (Administrator)

    Applications are now being accepted for the fourth grant round of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a partnership between the Pomeroy Foundation and Museum Association of New York (MANY).

    This round will provide $50,000 in grants to assist 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State with capital needs expenses in 2021.

    Grant requests will be considered for technology equipment, facility maintenance equipment, furnishings, major material purchases, renovations, refurbishments, remodeling and rehabilitation.

    Eligible organizations must be a history-related organization located in New York State and have an annual operating budget of $150,000 or less. If your organization received funding from the Pomeroy Fund in 2020, you are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to those who have yet to receive funding.


  • Monday, February 01, 2021 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The newest grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's New York State Historic Marker Grant Program opens today, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

    This roadside marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1921. Grants cover the entire cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping.

    Spanning Western New York and much of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, this grant round covers the following New York State counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins (Region 10); Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates (Region 11); and Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming (Region 12).

    The NYS Historic Marker Grant Program is open to local, state and federal government entities, nonprofit academic institutions and 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State. Often, municipal historians or local historical organizations (or related nonprofits) will apply for a marker on behalf of a property owner.

    Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Monday, March 1, 2021. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The final application deadline is Monday, April 9, 2021.

    To view program guidelines, regional grant schedule and details about how to apply online, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s NYS marker program page.

    In addition to the NYS marker program, the Foundation also offers several nationwide marker grant programs with themes spanning a range of topics, from folklore to the National Register of Historic Places. The Foundation’s website also features an interactive, digital map with listings of current markers and plaques nationwide.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Did you miss the 2020 Virtual Conference & Annual Meeting? Or was there a session that you was so good you want to see it again? No worries! All conference sessions were recorded and are now available on APHNYS's YouTube channel. View them here.

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    The 2020 Virtual Conference Program is now available. Click here to view it. This program will serve as your guide to the conference. If you are registered, please take some time to review the program prior to the start of the conference. It includes useful information on how to access the sessions and tips for using Zoom. To join sessions, you will just need to click on the session title. We look forward to seeing you on September 21-22, 2020!

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