About Public History in the Hudson Valley
This website is for the purpose of chronicling and sharing some of my work as Orange County (NY) Historian and as a member of the Communities Council for the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
Through these roles I work to research, preserve, contextualize and promote the importance of our local narratives. You'll find info about many of my particular interests such as military history and historic architecture as well as info related to public inquires that I commonly receive as a municipal historian.
Johanna Yaun,was named Director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands in 2012 and Orange County Historian in 2014. Click on this link to the Times Herald Record to watch an interview that appeared in 845 Life recorded by John DeSanto.