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

 

WELCOME!

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! 

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.


Current Officers:
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

 

November is New York State
History Month!


Click here to download a flyer and information on how to get involved.



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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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Save the date for our
Fall Meeting!

Saturday, Sept 24, 2016
at the
United Methodist Church in Geneseo, Livingston Co.

Program agenda
(click to open link)


Meeting Registration
information


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Important GAHWNY Board News:

This is a
GAHWNY Executive Council Election year!
All board member's terms are expiring. GAHWNY members in good standing are eligible to vote at the Fall meeting.
(click here to see who is eligle to vote)

Those who cannot attend the meeting will have the opportunity to vote by ballot included in the Fall registration packet mailed out to members the week of July 25, 2016. All ballots returned must be sealed and mailed to the nominating chair.
Ballots will be opened and tallied at the Fall meeting.
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November is
New York State
History Month!


Here's how to participate
(click to open link)
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May 2016
In the News:

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Devin Landen appointed New York State Historian

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Our Spring 2016 meeting in Batavia was another huge success!

Thank you to our speakers, everyone who attended, and to all who donated to our silent auction. We raised over $700 for our Student History Award!

The Fall 2016 meeting will be in Livingston County.
Date and venue to be announced soon!

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Historians Carol Kammen and Judith Wellman's letter to the Commission of Education on the urgent need to restore the State Historian's leadership position.

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Former State Historian Robert Weible commentary on New York State Education Department's plan to downgrade the position of State Historian 

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Support local history - become a GAHWNY member today!

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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 historian@co.livingston.ny.us

 

Useful Websites

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

 


 

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