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
Phone: 816.595.5224

Primary Contact: Teresa Hon, Staff Liaison


Janet R. Daly Bednarek
Univ. of Dayton

Robert Moorhead, PE
County Road Administration Board

Past President
Lawrence E. Lux
Lux Advisors

Staff Liaison
Teresa Hon
American Public Works Assoc.