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, chair of the Orange County Semiquincentennial Commission and as representative to the Communities Council for the Hudson River Valley Greenway and member of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area council.
Through these roles I work to research, preserve, contextualize and promote the importance of our local narratives.
Johanna Porr 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.