Public Works Historical Society
Established: 1975. Affiliate since December 1987. Membership: 150. Annual dues: $35.
Statement of Purpose: The Public Works Historical Society was chartered in 1975 by the American Public Works Association to prepare a history of public works in America to coincide with the United States bicentennial. During its over 25-year history, the society has evolved as an historical organization, having published volumes of books, essays, and articles; administered research grants; sponsored award programs; and hosted academic seminars and meetings. The purpose of the society is to foster a better understanding of public works through the collection, preservation, and dissemination of public works history. It also encourages and publishes scholarly research; promotes collaboration among public works practitioners, historians, and educators; encourages the preservation of historically significant public works; and collects and preserves records of individuals and groups engaged in important public works activities.
Annual Meeting: August
Publications: Public Works History, quarterly; Essays in Public Works History, periodic journal; An Interview With..., periodic oral history series
Public Works Historical Soc.
2345 Grand Blvd., Ste. 700
Kansas City, MO 64108-2625
Primary Contact: Teresa Hon, Staff Liaison
Janet R. Daly Bednarek
Univ. of Dayton
Robert Moorhead, PE
County Road Administration Board
Lawrence E. Lux
American Public Works Assoc.