On August 28, 1999, at a meeting in New York City, USA, Peter P.
Ekeh, a Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo,
presented a set of proposals for forming a new organization that
would be called Urhobo Historical Society. Its primary
mission is serving Urhobo history and culture. Its executive and
governing body would be called
Editorial and Management Committee. Its vehicles of
operation would be an internet-based Web site plus book
publications on Urhobo history and culture and annual conventions
that would become known as UHS Annual Conferences. These ideas
were enthusiastically received by the 25 Members present at that
Inaugural Meeting. They became the Founding Members of Urhobo
Historical Society, serving Urhobo history and culture under the
direction of Editorial and Management Committee from its base in
the United States.
In 2014, the Editorial & Management Committee decided to
expand its commitment to Urhoboland and the Urhobo people by
relocating its Headquarters to Urhoboland. It also created a new
UHS agency called Urhobo Historical Society Endowment Fund whose
primary responsibilities are to fund UHS research and development
projects in Urhoboland.
For more details on the above elements of the growth of Urhobo
Historical Society, please click on each of the above highlighted