Society membership is open to any individual, public agency, private sector corporation, or organization interested in the history of public works, and is available for $35.00 per year – membership in APWA is not a prerequisite.
The mission of the PWHS  is to enhance the planning and management of public works programs, document public works history and to promote public understanding and appreciation of the role of public works in the growth and development of civilization. The PWHS accomplishes this mission through the collection, preservation, and dissemination of public works history. Specifically, the goals of the Society are to:
  • Foster scholarly research and publication;
  • Support collaboration among public works practitioners, historians, and educators;
  • Encourage the preservation of historically significant public works;
  • Promote historical awareness and activities throughout APWA; and
  • Collect and preserve records of individuals and groups engaged in important public works activities.
Membership not only helps support the work of the Society, but also includes the following benefits:
  • Subscription to the Essays in Public Works History journal.
  • Subscription to the Public Works History newsletter.
  • Periodic reports on research and publication projects.
  • Access to Society archives and collections.
  • Voting rights at meetings and elections.
  • Membership certificate and annual membership card.
  • Enrollment in PWHS infoNOW Networking Community
To become a member, please click Become A Member in the right navigation bar or email Member Services to request membership information.