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GOVERNMENT APPOINTED HISTORIANS OF WESTERN NEW YORK
"Historians in Pursuit of Excellence - Building a Legacy"

 

WELCOME to GAHWNY.ORG!

Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Fall meeting in Batavia on Saturday, October 14th!
Dr. Shannon Risk, Niagara University talks about the evolution of the woman suffrage movement in the Buffalo area.

Q & A with State Historian, Devin Lander addressed a wide range of issues and challenges facing local historians.

More than 20 baskets and individual items were donated by historians for our Silent Auction.  Several hundred dollars was raised to support our Student History Award!

Town of Aurora and Village of East Aurora Historian, Robert Lowell Goller, gave an excellent overview on how to put together a captivating and historically relevant annual report.



Congratulations to the 2017
Award Winners!
 
 
Joshua DeBell of Geneseo was the 2017 recipient of the GAHWNY Student History Award of $1000!
Josh is majoring in history at SUNY Geneseo. 





Town of Brighton Historian, Mary Jo Lanphear is the 2017 recipient of the Julia Reinstein Career Achievement Award for excellence in her field! 




 

 


Our aim is to provide up to date information on our organization and current contact information on Government Appointed Historians of Western New York.

Please take time to look over our website and let us know what you think! 


GAHWNY EXECUTIVE BOARD:  2017-2018

Executive Council Chair - Michelle Henry,
Chautauqua County Historian
Executive Council Vice Chair - Candace Broughton, Otto Town Historian
Secretary - Pamela Brown,
Town of Harmony & Village of Panama Historian
Treasurer - Robert Lowell Goller,
Town of Aurora & Village of East Aurora Historian

    



Are you a new historian? Moved?
Don't let summer pass by without letting GAHWNY know about new positions or change of contact information!

Send information by email to:
Pamela Brown, GAHWNY Secretary

maizer@netsync.net     


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GAHWNY
MISSION STATEMENT

The Government Appointed Historians of Western New York (founded in 2008) is dedicated to the promotion, research, interpretation and preservation of history relating to the western portion of the State of New York.
The purpose of this organization is to provide assistance and support to its membership which consist of all officially appointed local government historians: City, County, Town and Village Historians; all duly appointed Deputies/Assistants of the same and Representatives appointed by the Seneca, Tonawanda or Tuscarora Nations within Western New York comprised of the counties within the Niagara, Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Regions of New York State.
The goal of this organization is to provide an administrative service that produces a website and two annual meetings / programs that encourage the betterment of historians within Western New York through education and training.


Our Fall meeting held Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Geneseo, Livingston County went off without a hitch and attracted more than 70 historians and students for a series of informative programs, a delicious pork roast dinner, and a day of essential networking!


Pamela Brown, Town of Harmony and Village of Panama, Chautauqua County was awarded the Julia Reinstein Career Achievement award for 2016! Left to right: Amie Alden, GAHWNY Exec Chair, Pam Brown, and Devin Lander, NYS Historian. Thomas Roffe, Leicester Historian, Livingston County also received the award posthumously.

 

 

Spring 2016 meeting in Batavia featured Joscelyn Godwin discussing research for his new book on masonic history entitled Symbols in the Wilderness.






 

 

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Important GAHWNY Board News:
As of January 1, 2017:

We have a new address.
Please update your files!

GAHWNY
c/o Pamela Brown
PO Box 204
Panama, NY 14767


Click here to read the revised GAHWNY By laws  (approved 10/14/2017).
 


BIG NEWS!!

The GAHWNY STUDENT HISTORY AWARD HAS BEEN EXPANDED! Check out the details on the Student History award page!

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2017 is the Centennial of America's involvement in World War 1 and the passage of Woman's Suffrage
in New York State!
Let us know how your community is commemorating these important anniversaries. 


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Useful Websites

National Council on Public History

American Association for State and Local History

Office of New York State Historian

New York State Archives Research Topics

New York State Military Musuem and Veteran's Research Center

William G. Pomeroy Foundation

New York Heritage Digital Collections

Census of Agriculture

Census Reporter: See how your town stacks up

Library of Congress


 

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