Oct 14, 2022
New York State Historian Devin Lander will be making brief remarks on Thursday morning during the Annual Meeting Luncheon, where he will reflect on the upcoming commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution and discuss current planning underway at the state and local levels for tourism entities to engage with these initiatives.
Devin Lander is New York's 16th State Historian and Head of Museum Chartering for the State Education Department. 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. He 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 completing work on his PhD. Devin is also co-host of the award-winning 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.