Shannon Butler

Title: Historian
Phone: 845-337-2264
Shannon Butler

My name is Shannon Butler and I am your Town Historian. I have enjoyed studying history since I was a kid (most of the town still considers me thus, as I am the youngest historian in this town's history) and have always loved to share everything with everyone.

I promise to you that I will not simply research something and then stick it in a folder where no one will ever see it again. As I learn about our history, I will share it all with you. Perhaps you already know it, perhaps it's something new to you too. Perhaps it is an old story that you haven't heard in a while. Whatever it maybe I hope that you all enjoy the journey with me and please feel free to share your stories with me!

My Blog
Please make sure you check out my research blog, Stories from Historic Hyde Park, where I post much of my research in fun and educational blog posts.

Work Experience

  • Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site (2010 to Present)
  • Senate House State Historic Site (2007 to 2010)
  • Wilderstein Historic Site (Intern)
  • Saugerties Historical Society (Intern)


  • Masters in American History - State University at Albany
  • Bachelors in American History - State University of New York at New Paltz

Professional Publications

  • "Extracting the truth from the trade: The Delano family at home and in China" Hudson River Valley Review, Marist College. Autumn 2016
  • "Far from dull, it's a Sharpe sword" by Shannon Butler. An article published in the Company of Military Historians quarterly journal on the life and times of General George H. Sharpe during the Civil War. Summer 2011

Grants Awarded

  • William G. Pomeroy Foundation National Register of Historic Places Sign July 2018

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