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Celebrating 20 Years of HRVI


Celebrating 20 Years of HRVI

Apr 26, 2023

group photo of HRVI staff and alumni gathered on the steps of a mansion

A Celebration, a Reunion, a Farewell

On Aug. 20, 2022, at Marist’s historic Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion, HRVI staff, supporters, friends, and intern alumni gathered to formally mark the 20th anniversary of the institute and honor founding Executive Director James M. Johnson on his retirement. The program included remarks from HRVI Director Dr. Thomas Wermuth and Advisory Board Chair Alex Reese among others.  Dr. Johnson received a Certificate of Appreciation from New York State Historian Devin Lander recognizing his many contributions to the study of the history of New York, with specific emphasis on his work studying the American Revolution. The guests included approximately 30 former interns dating from the very first group in 2002 through members of the recently graduated Class of 2022, many of whom met for the first time at the event.

Read more about the event, and HRVI's other 20th anniversary activities, in the Marist Magazine's online edition here: