WELCOME to GAHWNY.ORG!
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.
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.
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
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.