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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, "SUNY 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 the Seymour College Union room 208 at 5pm.  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

Members of the History Forum alongside members of the history faculty 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.

Career Opportunities for History Students

Spring 2013

A panel of Brockport history department alums will share their real-world experiences and advise current students on how to find jobs after college, score internships in related fields, and enhance their marketability for the workplace.  A networking reception with light refreshments will follow.

Past Events Include:
Mt. Hope Cemetery tour
Meet and Greet with Professors
Desert 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.


Zac Watts, President                                                Email:

Nick Vecchio, Vice President

Catherine O'Connor, Treasurer

Megan Crowe, Secretary

Joe Smith, Coordinator of Public Relations




Last Updated 12/3/12


Department hosts NEH Workshop, Rochester Reform Trail, for K-12 teachers in July 2014

History major Amy Freeman publishes article on Eastman Dental Dispensary in the D&C

Dr. Takashi Nishiyama interviewed by Yomuiri, Japan's major national newspaper.

Dr. Ken O'Brien has been named a SUNY Provost Fellow for the 2013-2014 year.

Dr. Bruce Leslie has been made a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.




The Robert Marcus lecture will be on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 pm in the New York Room in Cooper Hall.