Leisler Institute Trustee Ruth Piwonka honored with Festschrift

It is with tremendous pride we note that on November 16, the New York history community honored Leisler Institute Trustee and Treasurer Ruth Piwonka for her contributions to New York historical research with a festschrift at the “Researching New York 2017” Conference at the University at Albany, SUNY. Speakers included Roderic H. Blackburn, co-author with Ruth of numerous works, James Bradley, Martin Van Buren Papers, Charles Gehring, New Netherland Research Center, William Krattinger, New York State Division for Historic Preservation, David William Voorhees, Jacob Leisler Institute, Patricia West McKay, National Park Service Martin Van Buren Site, and Ivan Steen, Center for Applied Historical Research at the University at Albany. Congratulations Ruth.