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"Historians in Pursuit of Excellence - Building a Legacy"

 

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July 2017

A message from Michelle Henry,
Chautauqua County Historian &
GAHWNY Executive Chair

Dear Historians and Friends,                                                                           

You are cordially invited to the 9th annual

GAHWNY Fall Meeting, Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rochester Club West@ Bohn’s
5256 Clinton St./ RT 33, Batavia, NY 14020

As you see from above, the GAHWNY Fall meeting will be held in Batavia, where we traditionally held our Spring meetings. We hope you will plan to share your day with us and be a part of this event. The full day of programming is designed to educate, engage and to enhance your skills as a municipal historian.  

In the next few weeks you should be receiving the program and registration information plus two important inserts by mail and will be posted on our website. First is the flyer for our annual fundraiser, the gift basket silent auction.  This has grown into a fun and profitable event, allowing us to continue the student history award.  Please help us help local students by contributing to a basket, or working with other local historians to create a basket for the raffle. Also please take a moment to review the Julia Reinstein Career Achievement Award nomination form and submit the name and achievements of someone you feel is worthy of receiving this honor. 

We are pleased to welcome back to Western New York Devin Lander, the State Historian, who will be attending the meeting. He will provide us with a brief update on his office, and is looking forward to answering your questions and listening to your comments.

Dr. Shannon Risk will help us better understand the role that Western New York played in the women’s suffrage movement.  Many of our local communities had political equality clubs and hosted lectures by prominent suffrage speakers.  This timely presentation will illustrate the prominent role of Western New Yorkers in the movement.

Our own GAHWNY Board Treasurer Rob Lowell Goller, will give some excellent tips and advice for preparing an annual report, which is retained permanently by your municipality.  If you a new historian, or if you are a seasoned veteran, crafting an annual report is an excellent way to showcase your accomplishments, and this presentation will help you put your best foot forward.

Don’t delay – be sure to get your registration in before September 2nd and enjoy our early bird discount. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, check out GAHWNY.org and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

 


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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SAVE THE DATE FOR GAHWNY'S 2017 MEETING!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14. 2017 at ROCHESTER CLUB WEST @BOHN'S, BATAVIA
(details will be posted soon.)



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 view proposed GAHWNY By laws revisions.
 


 

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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