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!
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.
Current Officers (terms expire December 2016)
Executive Council Chair - Amie Alden, Livingston County Historian
Executive Council Vice Chair - Michelle Henry, Chautauqua County Historian
Secretary - Candace Broughton, Otto Town Historian
Treasurer - Robert Lowell Goller, Town of Aurora & Village of East Aurora Historian
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.
November is New York State
Click here to download a flyer and information on how to get involved.
Spring 2016 meeting in Batavia featured Joscelyn Godwin discussing research for his new book on masonic history entitled Symbols in the Wilderness.
Fall Meeting was a HUGE SUCCESS!
Check out the conference page and Facebook for photos and comments on the day.
Important GAHWNY Board News:
GAHWNY Executive Council Board was elected at our Fall meeting for two-year terms. See the officer's page for who is taking over the GAHWNY
leadership in 2017!
From the STATE HISTORIAN
The New York State Women's Suffrage Commission needs your help in commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in our state!
Was there a suffrage leader in your community? Please join in the upcoming commemoration of women's suffrage in New York State! On behalf of the Women's Suffrage Commission, State Historian Devin Lander has offered to compile information on New York suffragists who played a significant role in the Suffrage Movement statewide or nationally.
To submit a name for inclusion to highlight a peron on the commission's website please send to email@example.com with a short bio (4 or 5 sentences about why the person is significant), a photo image if available, and a link to a website that has more information on the person.
For a list of the commission members check out this link:
Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New York State Women's Suffrage Commission:
I am pleased to announce the creation of a brand new Office of State History website found at: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/research-collections/state-history
This is a content driven site about the history of New York State and those who are working in the field. Please consider sending in proposals for articles on NYS history, history events, exhibits, relevant history news, Artifact|NY items, “Meet the Historian” nominations, etc. The idea for the site is to share as much information as possible on New York’s history and those work going on in the field. It will only be as strong as the content we all generate together. All submissions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Devin R. Lander
New York State Historian
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New York State
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In the News:
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Devin Landen appointed New York State Historian
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Newly appointed or have a change of address or email?
It's the time of year when we update our mailing list. If you have moved, retired, or are newly appointed, please let us know. Contact Amie Alden at email@example.com
2016 Call for New York History Writers
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