Friday, April 17, 2015

GAHWNY 2015 Spring Conference

April 18, 2015
Bohn's Restaurant
Batavia, NY
 
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
 
- The History of the Historian in New York State.
Presented by Amie Alden, GAHWNY Executive Chair
 
What’s in your tool kit?”
Presented by Michelle Henry, Chautauqua County Historian.
 
- GAHWNY Business Meeting
- Honoring GAHWNY 1st Student History Award recipients
- Recognition Ceremony for Historians with 30 years of service
 
LUNCH
 
- Town Historian’s Panel: The challenges of dealing with government boards–
How town historians have dealt with expectations and sticky situations.
 
- The Challenges of Historical Research and Verifying Information.
Presented by Wayne Mahood
 
 
We hope you can join us!
You can download conference registration information here.
 
(Open to members and non-members.)

Updated 4/17/2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Orleans County Historian Takes the Helm

Welcome to the new Orleans County Historian!

Matthew R. Ballard, MLS
Historian
34 East Park Street
Albion, New York
Phone: (585) 589-4174
E-mail: Matt.Ballard@orleanscountyny.gov

M.L.S., Academic Librarianship, 2012 - SUNY University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
B.S., History, 2010 - SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport NY
 
You can read his full bio here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Allegany Historian Craig Braack Retires

On March 1, 2015 Allegany Historian, Craig Braack, retired after 30 years of service. He was honored for his service to his county by his legislators. You can read about it at the Olean Times Herald.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Winter Discovery Series - The CCC Experience in Letchworth Park

‘We Can Do it!’  The CCC experience in Letchworth Park”
 Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Presented by Letchworth Park Historian, Tom Cook

During the great Depression, four Civilian Conservation Corps camps operated along the Genesee River, laying the foundation for modern Letchworth Park. Examine this successful New Deal program through the eyes of the CCC enrollees who discovered they could build both a park and a future. Tom Cook, local historian and teacher.
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Part of the
Mount Morris Dam Winter Discovery Series
“American Perspectives”
Every Saturday at 1pm January 10th through March 28th
Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area Visitor’s Center
 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Call 585-658-4790 for more information.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Orleans County Historian Retires

Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian, retired on December 31, 2014 after 36 years of service to his county. He was honored by the Orleans County Legislature and the Cobblestone Society Museum where he had offered his service to them as well for 40 years. You can read about it here. A new historian is due to be appointed sometime in early 2015.

Bill was the second long time county historian to retire in 2014 from the western New York area. Sue Conkin retired in September after serving for 34 years.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Winter Discovery Series - The Yanks Are Coming


February 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

 Tom Roffe, Leicester Town Historian;

“The Yanks are Coming! Europe is Saved!”

By 1918, many generations of immigrants had become solid Americans and connections to their ancestral homelands were distant or forgotten memories. When our young "doughboys" were called to serve overseas in massive numbers, for the first time, they were exposed to their roots.

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Part of the
Mount Morris Dam Winter Discovery Series
“American Perspectives”
Every Saturday at 1pm January 10th through March 28th
Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area Visitor’s Center
 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Call 585-658-4790 for more information.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter Discovery Series - A Lincoln Tribute


February 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

 Craig Braack, Allegany County Historian;

“A Lincoln Tribute”

Examine the 1863 battle of Gettysburg, the creation of the National Cemetery, Lincoln's address, and the 150th anniversary celebration.

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Part of the
Mount Morris Dam Winter Discovery Series
“American Perspectives”
Every Saturday at 1pm January 10th through March 28th
Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area Visitor’s Center
 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Call 585-658-4790 for more information.