Dr. Richard Hull, Town of Warwick Municipal Historian, was awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Local Government Historian Professional Achievement Award on Tues., Sept. 10 at the Association of Public Historians of New York State’s annual convention in Albany. The award was presented by New York State Historian Devin Lander. One award is given each year to an appointed historian for lifetime achievement in the practice of public history in the state.
A native of New York, Dr. Hull has lived in Warwick for more than 50 years. He has been the official Town historian of Warwick since 2007 and has been a community leader since the mid 1970s. He earned his PhD in History at Columbia University and is a Fulbright Fellow. He is professor emeritus of History at New York University and an author of more than a dozen books.
Hull’s current activities include a weekly radio show “History Alive,” which focuses on discussion and guest interviews about current interest topics and their origin or grounding in the past. The radio show airs weekly on WTBQ radio on Mondays at 11 a.m. and is archived as a podcast by the Albert Wisner Public Library.