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NY State Historian to Speak at Oneonta Next Saturday

Written By Editor on 10/7/16 | 10/7/16

The Otsego County Historical Association welcomes the newly appointed New York State Historian Devin Lander to speak to municipal historians, members of local historical societies and other historians on Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 12n at the Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta.   The event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta History Department.

Lander assumed this new position on May 19th, 2016, and is especially suited for the position of NYS historian as his interest in history is coupled with public policy.  For the past two years Lander was the Executive Director for the Museum Association of New York (MANY).   Prior to this he spent six years as Deputy Legislative Director for the New York State Assembly.   He received his undergraduate degree in American history from SUNY Plattsburgh and his graduate degree in Public History from SUNY Albany.

In an online biography, Lander notes that one of his roles as New York State Historian is to support and coordinate the work of local historians, academic historians and historical associations.  This is exactly what he will be doing at SUNY Oneonta on October 15th.   He will be listening to the local issues and providing encouragement to local collaborative efforts.

The first half of the morning will be devoted to participants sharing their concerns with Lander.  The second half of the morning will be a presentation by the New York State Historian Devin Lander.
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