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25 November 2020 11:55AM
Columbia County Historical Society


At their recent October 17th Annual Members’ Meeting, the Columbia County Historical Society membership and member proxy unanimously ratified John Delikanakis as their newest board member.

Originally from Chicago, Mr. Delikanakis was first drawn to the beauty of the Hudson Valley while studying for his bachelor’s degree in history at Vassar College. He went on to complete his JD at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and is currently studying at King’s College London for his Master of Laws (LLM) in international corporate and commercial law.

Delikanakis holds an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been a partner at Snell & Wilmer, LLP, since 2005. He is an avid reader of history and enjoys book collecting and fine art, particularly 17th- and 18th-century portraiture. John and his partner of 26 years, German Delgado, split their time between Nevada and the Hudson Valley. Both love to travel.

At the same October 17th meeting, current CCHS Trustee André Hoek was unanimously confirmed as vice president.

Mr. Hoek has been an essential member of the Board of Trustees and committee chair of the CCHS Building Committee, working with its historic properties and structures including the 1737 Luykas Van Alen House and c.1820 James Vanderpoel House.

An award-winning preservationist and architect, Hoek divides his time between projects in Holland and the Hudson Valley. He is a licensed architect in both the Netherlands and New York State, and an International Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter.

Columbia County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) cultural education organization founded in 1916 and chartered by the NYS Department of Education Board of Regents to collect, preserve, interpret and present the history, heritage and culture of Columbia County, New York, for its residents and visitors. CCHS serves residents of all eighteen towns and the City of Hudson.

In addition to a research library and a permanent collection of more than 15,000 objects, CCHS owns and maintains the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library and three additional historic properties: the National Historic Landmark Luykas Van Alen House (1737); James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ (c.1820); and Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse (c.1850).

For more information, please contact :
Carrie Rodgers, communications@cchsny.org

WHO: Columbia County Historical Society Board of Trustees
WHAT: CCHS Trustees Announce New Board Member and Vice President
WHERE: Columbia County, New York

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