Geoffrey Miller named new Ulster County historian



KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein named Geoffrey Miller as the county’s historian on Tuesday. He replaces Anne Gordon, who is retiring after eight years in that role. Miller’s appointment is subject to county legislature confirmation.
“We are fortunate in Ulster County to be steeped in history, and we are committed to protecting and preserving our heritage,” Hein said. Miller’s “passion for Ulster County’s rich and storied history combined with his extensive knowledge and dedication to education make him eminently qualified” to serve as county historian, the county executive said.
Miller currently serves as the chairman of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, where he supervises the restoration of a 19th century structure and its development as a center devoted to documenting, embracing, and promoting regional cultural history and diversity.
He also has an extensive background in education, most recently in the Rondout Valley Central School District. He has authored and presented significant historical exhibits and projects with topics spanning across the county and Hudson Valley.
Miller is also a member of the Friends of Historic Kingston, Hudson River Maritime Museum and Arts Society of Kingston.