Join us in Oswego for our 2021 Annual Meeting!

We are delighted to announce that we will be meeting in Oswego in 2021 -- a year later than planned. We were scheduled to gather there in 2020 but were forced to cancel our in-person meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the Lake Ontario Events & Conference Center was willing to work with us to postpone our arrangements for a year. We will retain the original theme we had intended for 2020.

The year 2020 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 2021 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.

In addition to our in-person offerings, we are pleased to announce that we are also providing a professionally produced live-streaming option for those who are unable to travel to be with us in Oswego.

Conference Program

Annual Meeting Agenda & Packet

APHNYS Board Meeting

The APHNYS Board of Trustees will hold an open meeting from 6-8 pm on Sunday, September 12, in Rooms 1-2 on the 1st floor of at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center.

Registration Information

Registration is now open! If you cannot meet with us in person, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join from the comfort of your home or office via a professionally produced live stream.

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 Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, 26 East 1st Street, Oswego, NY 13126. The facility is served by two on-site hotels. The Best Western PLUS Captain's Quarters is connected directly to the conference center, while the Quality Inn& Suites Riverfront is just next door. Both offer complimentary continental breakfast, as well as free parking, internet, WiFi and access to the Health Club, which includes an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and the fully-equipped Captain's Club Fitness Center.


Best Western

26 East 1st Street

Oswego, NY 13126

 $129 (315) 343-4040

Quality Inn**

70 East 1st Street

Oswego, NY 13126

 $109  (315) 343-1600

*In order to receive your group's special discounted rate, individuals are asked to mention APHNYS when making their reservations. Deadline is August 20, 2021.

**Suites may be reserved at the Quality Inn for an additional $20/night

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.

2021 Annual Meeting

"Watershed Moments"
September 13–15, 2021
Lake Ontario Events & Conference Center
Oswego, New York

Conference Program

Registration Information

Travel & Lodging

Annual Meeting Agenda & Packet

Marketing Opportunities

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

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