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  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:59 AM | Christine Ridarsky (Administrator)

    APHNYS was delighted to host a live taping of the A New York Minute in History podcast at our 2022 conference in Kingston. Hosts Devin Lander and Laura Roberts spoke with City of Kingston Historian Taylor Bruck, APHNYS President Christine L. Ridarsky, and Madison Count Historian Matt Urtz,  as well as Susan Hughes, historian and archivist for the conference's presenting sponsor the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and Don Widman, host of the podcast American History Hit. Learn more and listen at Live From the APHNYS | A New York Minute in History - WAMC Podcasts.

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2022 9:59 AM | Christine Ridarsky (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the new New York State History & Education Conference! The theme for the first of what organizers hope will become an annual event is History Fights Back! Open to historians and educators from throughout NYS, the conference will be held October 29-30, 2022, on the campus of SUNY Oneota. For information and to register, visit

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:31 PM | Christine Ridarsky (Administrator)

    Check out all of the exciting and educational programs planned for the 2022 Annual Conference! The preliminary program is now available! We can't wait to see you in person in Kingston or virtually online September 19-21. For more information, visit our 2022 Conference webpage.

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 3:16 PM | Christine Ridarsky (Administrator)

    APHNYS is delighted to announce that the William G. Pomeroy Foundation once again will be the presenting sponsor for our annual conference in Kingston, NY, September 19-21. Be sure to stop by their booth to learn about their signature historic marker grant programs. Or get a head start by visiting their website today:

  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:32 AM | Raymond LaFever (Administrator)

    APHNYS is seeking nominations for its awards, given every year at its annual conference. Here are the categories for the awards:

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Local Government Historian Professional Achievement Award

    Awarded to an appointed historian for lifetime achievement in the practice of public history in NYS.

    Edmund J. Winslow Local Government Historian Award for Excellence – Recognition for excellence in one or more public history projects or publications.

    APHNYS Award for Excellence in Promoting Local History – Excellence in cooperation and promoting local history through research, writing, and other related accomplishments.

    Hugh Hastings Award – Honoring citizens and government officials who work to promote, preserve, and stimulate interest in the history of NYS.

    Joseph E. Meany Award – Excellence in promoting and/or preserving military, labor, or marine projects or publications.

    To submit a nomination, go to this link for the form:

  • Monday, June 20, 2022 3:23 PM | Raymond LaFever (Administrator)

    The APHNYS Registered Historians program is looking for a few good historians to participate. Nothing says honor and distinction than being recognized by both your fellow historians and your own municipality as a registered historian. Over the last few years, an increasingly larger number of historians have become registered with APHNYS. These historians have shown their commitment to their own profession and their area by performing all the duties of the job.

    The APHNYS Registered Historians Committee has streamlined the process. Click on the link below for the application form. Take the time to read the form fully and add the requested supporting material. The deadline submission for this program is July 1, 2022.

    Association of Public Historians of New York State - Registered Historians (

    Our address for mailing completed packets is:

    Sandra Bradford

    Attn: Registered Historians Program

    5588 Mark Taber Road

    Trumansburg, NY 14886

    Or, better yet, scan the application and documentation submit the complete application packet as a PDF file to:

    Take the time to look over the program. It denotes those who truly strive to promote excellence in history. Those who complete the program will be recognized at the 2022 Conference in Kingston with a certificate and a special Registered Historians pin.

  • Friday, June 17, 2022 11:20 AM | Raymond LaFever (Administrator)

    The 2022 Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) annual conference will be held in Kingston, New York, September 19–21. You are invited to spread the word about your organization, institution, products, or services to the 80+ public historians in attendance, our 400+ members, and New York’s 1,600+ government-appointed historians. 

    Information about how you can be a sponsor, exhibit at the conference and advertise in our annual conference program is in our APHNYS 2022 Annual Conference marketing opportunities.

  • 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 | Christine Ridarsky (Administrator)

    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 | Christine Ridarsky (Administrator)

    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. 

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