The Oneida County History Center will host “History as Policy in New York State,” a virtual presentation outlining New York State’s role in protecting and promoting its history beginning in the 1830s until today, with Devin Lander, New York State Historian set for Wednesday, May 5th.
Devin Lander is New York’s 16th State Historian. Previous to being named State Historian, he was the Executive Director of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and worked as Deputy Legislative and Policy Director for the Chair of the New York State Assembly’s Tourism, Arts, Parks and Sports Development and Governmental Operations Committees.
Lander holds a BA in History from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a MA in Public History from the University at Albany where he is currently a PhD student. Devin is also co-host of the podcast A New York Minute in History produced by WAMC-Northeast Public Radio and co-editor of the New York History journal published by Cornell University Press. He was elected as a New York Academy of History Fellow in 2020.
This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:30 pm. Registration is required and can be completed online. For more information contact the History Center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.