Wayne Mahood, Professor Emeritus and author of SUNY Geneseo: From Normal School to Public Ivy, will present a brief talk supplemented by original research from SUNY students.
SUNY Geneseo graduated its first Normal School class nearly 150 years ago. However, prior to that key element in the story of the College, the Town and Village of Geneseo had to secure agreement from New York State to place a Normal School here. The story of how the community won that designation in 1867 will be the focus of this event.
The involvement of students from the Shear School of Education was designed to interest future Social Science teachers in the history of the local community and prepare them to use primary source materials in their own classrooms in the future. They were members of the 2016-2017 classes of Dr. Crystal Simmons.
This program is part of Homecoming and Family Weekend, and is free and open to the public. A brief reception follows the presentation.
Co-sponsored by SUNY Geneseo Shear School of Education and the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG)