Join us in Kingston for our 2022 Annual Meeting!

The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS)is pleased to announce that our 2022 Annual Conference will beheld in Kingston, NY, September 19-21, 2022. Our conference draws more than 100 government-appointed historians and affiliates from across the state.

Situated on the bank of the Hudson River, Kingston originally was home to the Esopus people, a tribe of Lenape (Delaware) Native Americans. The area witnessed the activities of Dutch traders, American revolutionaries, and British arsonists, as well as cement manufacturers and canal and railway travelers, among others. The city has the distinction of being New York State's first capital. Today, it is home to an increasingly diverse group of people with their own unique histories. Some of these stories are well known; others have yet to be examined. In the interest of “Expanding the Narrative,” we invite public historians to shed light on some of the lesser-known people and events that have shaped our state’s past.

In addition to our in-person offerings, we are pleased to announce that we will be a virtual online option for those who are unable to travel to be with us in Kingston.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

Final Conference Program - Now Available!

APHNYS Board Meeting

The APHNYS Board of Trustees will hold an open meeting from 6-8 pm on Sunday, September 18.


Register online

Or download, print, and mail the registration form with your payment. Please send the form to APHNYS P.O. Box 1363 Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

It's not too late to take advantage of the discounted registration rate for members. Join now! Or mail our membership form and payment with your conference registration.

Travel & Lodging

The conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel & Conference Center, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, as well as free parking, internet, WiFi and access to a fitness center and indoor swimming pool. 

  Rate* Reservations

Best Western Plus Kingston

503 Washington Ave

Kingston, NY 12401



Or reserve online:

APHNYS Lodging Discount

*In order to receive your group's special discounted rate, individuals are asked to mention APHNYS when making their reservations. Deadline is August 20, 2022.

AII reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card or accompanied by a first night room deposit. The individual sleeping room cancellation or change policy requires a 24-hour advance notification in order to avoid a cancellation fee of one night's room charge.

The hotel has provided a link below for reserving on-line. The default is three nights, but you can adjust the dates of your stay. The link will expire on August 20, 2022. We encourage you to make your reservations early. Individual reservations can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to your arrival.

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly 845-338-0400. Ask for the group by name (APHNYS). Or reserve online using this link: APHNYS Lodging Discount.

Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m. Be sure to bring your tax exempt form at the time you check-in.

Association of Public Historians of New York State Awards

APHNYS is seeking nominations for its awards, given every year at its annual conference. Here are the categories for the awards:

Franklin D. Roosevelt Local Government Historian Professional Achievement Award

Awarded to an appointed historian for lifetime achievement in the practice of public history in NYS.

Edmund J. Winslow Local Government Historian Award for Excellence – Recognition for excellence in one or more public history projects or publications.

APHNYS Award for Excellence in Promoting Local History – Excellence in cooperation and promoting local history through research, writing, and other related accomplishments.

Hugh Hastings Award – Honoring citizens and government officials who work to promote, preserve, and stimulate interest in the history of NYS.

Joseph E. Meany Award – Excellence in promoting and/or preserving military, labor, or marine projects or publications.

To submit a nomination, go to this link for the form:

2022 Conference

"Expanding the Narrative"
September 19–21, 2022
Best  Western Plus Kinston Hotel & Conference Center
KIngston, New York

Call for Proposals - CLOSED

Conference Program

APHNYS Annual Awards

Photos from the Conference

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State Historian Devin Lander

APHNYS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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