Upcoming Events


History Department
E332 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: (716) 673-3277
Fax: (716) 673-3332

Recent Events

Guest Speaker:  Spencer Morgan, author Western New York Steel (April 2014)

Honors Capstone Conference:  Conflicts and Crises in African History (November 2013)

Conference: Shifting Paradigms in Religious Studies (April 2013)

Honors Senior Capstone Conference

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Buffalo River History (and Future) Tour

Sunday, September 28th

The Department of History, in conjunction with the History Club, will be taking a journey back in time to Buffalo's heyday when it was the start and end point of the Erie Canal, and was the largest grain entrepôt in the world.  Our guide, the Buffalo River History Tour company, will take us on a two hour tour by boat along the Buffalo River, offering a unique view of the world's largest standing collection of grain elevators - the "cathedrals" of the grain industry.  Our tour also includes a stop at Silo City - site of Buffalo's new annual City of Night arts festival - where we will get to explore inside an elevator.

The tour will also include the present and future of Buffalo, featuring developments such as the massive environmental clean-up of the river that is underway; the ongoing development of Canalside - an entertainment, shopping, and parks complex - based around the mouth of the Erie Canal; and other upcoming business and entertainment investments such as HarborCenter, Buffalo Riverworks, and the construction of SolarCity at Riverbend which will bring thousands of new jobs to Buffalo.

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 Guest Speaker & Presentation

The Department of History is pleased to present:

Dr. Stanley Weintraub

Pennsylvania State University, Professor Emeritus
Evan Pugh Professor of Arts and Humanities
 
Author of Multiple Books including
Silent Night:  The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce

"Peace is Harder to Make than War:  The WWI Christmas Truce"

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
NOON
Thompson Hall W101
 
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the
Japanese Garden at the Reed Library
1:00-3:00pm
 
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