The Center for Public History at Nazareth College connects Nazareth students with the larger community through projects that make the past useful to the public. These projects promote community dialogue, recall lost memories, and instill knowledge. Examples:
"One of the heads of the local Historical Society asked if I would be able to help them create a catalog system for all of their pictures and help them to digitize their collections and help them post it to New York Heritage Online! Boy is it a daunting but fun task! There must be over 1,000 photos and in all different categories!"
"One morning, we spent hours trying to figure out just how many corset factories there were and which ones were which. I spent the morning talking all about your class to the older gentleman and he was so glad to hear that there are classes that teach 'us young folk about keeping history alive.' I truly enjoyed it."
—Katherine A. Niver '12