GCC History Club to sponsor local history conference

Local history conference set for November 4th

 BATAVIA – The Genesee Community College History Club and Genesee County Federation of Historical Agencies is sponsoring a local history conference at GCC in Batavia on Saturday, November 4th from 8:30 AM until about 3:30 PM in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building.  Public and private historians are welcome as well as history buffs of all ages.

“We have put together a day of interesting programs that should appeal to a wide variety of history-minded folk,” according to Derek Maxfield, history club advisor and president of the Genesee County Federation of Historical Agencies. “I am especially interested in the session on disaster planning and the panel discussion about the Confederate monument controversy.”

Conference sessions will include:

8:30-9:15 AM                     Coffee clutch

9:15-10:00 AM                   State of history in Genesee County

Dr. Michael Eula, Genesee County Historian

10:15-11:00 AM                  Tracing lineal heritage


11:00-12:15 PM                 Disaster planning for historical organizations and museums

Panel discussion

12:15-1:00 PM                   LUNCH

Room T119 A&B

1:15-2:30 PM                      Considering Confederate statues, memorials & symbols

Panel discussion moderated by Prof. Derek Maxfield


Historical agencies and museums are invited to set up displays for visitors to browse.

Registration is $25.00 and includes a box lunch.  If you wish to attend the sessions without lunch, the registration is $12.00.  Please indicate your sandwich preference when registering.  Registration will close at 11:59 PM on October 30th.  Those not wishing to have lunch may register the day of the event and pay at the door.

For the registration form, go to:

REGISTRATION for Local History Conference

For questions about the conference, contact Prof. Derek Maxfield – ddmaxfield@genesee.edu or call 585-343-0055 ext. 6288.


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