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History Forum

By Nick Lind, former president

History Forum is an engaged group of students who recognize the importance of history and promote further exploration of our past. We participate in various local events that contribute to our knowledge of history or support a good cause in our community. We are open to diverse opportunities and strive to enrich our understanding of history.

In addition to attending history department events, History Forum regularly supports a dialogue of history-related posts on our Facebook page, "Brockport History Forum." Along with the Facebook page, the History Forum also has a page on myBrockport which also informs Forum members of the club’s events.

George Eastman House Trip 2010


History Forum meets weekly in Drake Library room 234 (the Milne Room), on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage students from any academic major or minor to join us! Our meetings are typically about 30 minutes in length and consist of organizing upcoming events, planning future activities, and discussing relevant historical, political, and social topics.

Upcoming Events

Open Houses

Alongside professors, members of the History Forum engage with prospective incoming students during the fall and spring Open Houses. Forum members share their experiences in and out of the history classroom and about Brockport in general.

Past Events Include:

Mt. Hope Cemetery tour
Meet-and-greet with professors
Dessert receptions following the department's evening lectures
George Eastman House trip
Rochester Museum and Science Center trip
Trivia/Movie/Game Nights
"Myths About Lobbyists: The View From Albany," lecture by Tom Gosdeck
Charity book drive (for local libraries)

History Forum has achieved much this past year, and we look forward to continuing our success in the upcoming academic year. For more information, contact the department secretary, Teri Rombaut, at (585) 395-2377, or fax (585) 395-2620.


Conner Wolfe, President:

Robert Bretz, Vice President

Katie Krantz, Treasurer

Julia Bibko, General-Secretary


Last Updated 7/28/15


Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!

Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.

Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).

Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!


History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).

History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).