History, Politics, and Law Department

Center for Public History

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. 

Center for Public History Projects

Pittsford Cemetery Project
Collaboration with David Anderson
Partnership with 1811 Farmington Quaker Meeting House
Southwest Community Center
Vietnam Era Oral History Project/ Rochester Hispanic Heritage Project
Abroad in Leeds, UK
Teaching K-12 students
Ganandagon State Historic Site
Criminal Injustice Film project
Civil War Roundtable
Rochester Latino Oral History project
Nazareth students at their exhibit in Brighton library

Educating About Discrimination

Nazareth students Arlene Lopez '18, '22G (American studies) and Jordyn Bagley '24 (history; museums, archives, & public history) curated a local library exhibit on the impact of redlining in nearby neighborhoods.

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Student Reflection

"The Center for Public History is a great place for history-loving people! I was able to conduct my first-ever oral history project. This was one of the most rewarding projects I have ever done. I interviewed a woman who immigrated from the Dominican Republic and talked about her journey to Rochester. Knowing that her story would be preserved for possible further research was a great resource.

"This is not the only opportunity I had while at Naz. I had so much fun working on different history oriented projects! If you want to help preserve history, this is the place to be on campus."

— Kathryn Shoop '19