Thursday, June 26, 2014

Historians as Authors

Over the next few months you will see a new feature unfold on our website. We are adding a category for books written by western New York historians. They will be entered as individual posts and indexed under a new category in the sidebar called "Books By Historians." You will be able to find books by browsing by county or by using the search engine. Each book entry will give the title, author, a brief description and where to purchase the book. We hope you like this new edition to the website. It's part of our way of bringing to the public the work of public historians in western New York State.
If you are a government appointed historian of western New York and you have a book published related to the history of your area, send us the information via our book form, and it will be posted on our website.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Images of America: Pittsford

TitleImages of America: Pittsford
Author's name(s)Audrey M. Johnson & Vicki M. Profitt
Choose oneCurrent Historian
Current/former Historian ofTown and Village of Pittsford
County ofMonroe
Publisher / Printer Arcadia Publishing Co.
Copyright date2013
Brief DescriptionA pictorial history of Pittsford.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Remembering Panama: Glimpses of the Past

TitleRemembering Panama: Glimpses of the Past
Author's name(s)Pamela A. Brown & Heather J. Schneider
Choose oneCurrent Historian
Current/former Historian ofTown of Harmony, Village of Panama
County ofChautauqua
Publisher / Printer The History Press
Copyright date2011
Brief DescriptionEarly history of the Village of Panama, NY.

Manitou Beach Trolley Days, 1891-1925

TitleManitou Beach Trolley Days, 1891-1925
Author's name(s)William R. Gordon
Choose oneFormer Historian
Current/former Historian ofGreece
County ofMonroe
Publisher / Printer Greece Historical Society
Copyright date1957, reprint 2000
Brief DescriptionIllustrated history of a popular seasonal trolley that ran from the Village of Charlotte to Manitou Beach, 8 miles west, along Lake Ontario's shoreline, serving cottagers and numerous hotels. 110 pages, plus fold-out map and additional photos.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 Fall Conference at World Biggest Loser Resort!

Yes, you read that right. Save the date of September 27th for the GAHWNY fall conference. We will be going to the conference center at Beaver Hollow in Java, NY home of the World's Biggest Loser Resort. Stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 New York Archives Conference

Wednesday, June 4 – Friday, June 6, 2014

Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

The Preliminary Program for the 2014 New York Archives Conference (#NYAC2014) is now available on the NYAC website. Click here to find out about workshops and sessions they will be offering, as well as speakers for the plenary and luncheon.  
Application forms for Professional Development grants to enable archives students, archivists, librarians, and others with archives or records management responsibilities to attend the conference can also be found on the website.

Check back at the NYAC website as they will soon be posting the Conference registration and full fees.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Delaware Lackawanna Western Railroad

The Dansville Area Historical Society is having a  program on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and its impact on Livingston County and Dansville.


Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
North Dansville Town Hall auditorium
14 Clara Barton Street, North Dansville, NY.

The program will be presented by Leicester town historian Tom Roffe, who himself worked for Amtrak for five years, and then left to work at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. before becoming a town historian. This event is free to the public.

For more information visit the Dansville Area Historical Society website.