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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


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

History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"