This week on The Historians Podcast, New York State Historian Devin Lander joins host Bob Cudmore. Lander previews the 250th anniversary of American independence which will be observed from 2025 through 2033.
The state has authorized a commission to oversee events, however some of the 13 appointees to a state commission have not yet been named, and the vast majority of counties in the state have taken no action to remember this important anniversary.
According to Lander, “The 250th planning is taking place both at the national level and at the state level and at some point at the local level.”
Yet, in the Capital Region, only Saratoga County has its own commission. There are committees and other activities in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Tompkins counties.
Lander has been encouraging the state’s many municipal historians to get involved in the planning process.
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Stan Cianfarano says
Warren County has a Commission for the 250th – as our neighbor Saratoga. We have identified the members of the Commission and plan for an initial meeting later in February.