Friday, February 23, 2018

Fannie Barrier research

Student from a CMC class researching Fannie B. She came to archives, we talked about Fannie's life, historical sources etc. It also came up that the student is a history major, and might be interested in an internship this coming fall, researching the little black community of 19th century Brockport.


Query from Athletics in response to a question they had from colleagues elsewhere about an early '70s Brockport athlete, Len Jankiewicz '73. Found some Stylus articles from back then, cropped etc. and sent on to them.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A busy winter!

This winter we have been regrouping after a busy fall that included another exciting antiques roadshow featuring Brockport grad Bob Meringola and his merry band of appraisers! We have a lot of possible projects we are considering, e.g. a road tour or walking tour, an escape room etc. The Friends did purchase another round of expensive textbooks to be placed on reserve in the library for this spring. Do stop by and visit the Little Library and bench the group placed by Alumni House this past fall! (Photo by Richard Black of the Brockport Community Museum.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Antiques Roadshow

Our second Antiques Roadshow was this past Saturday. Many thanks to Bob Meringola and his merry crew of expert appraisers for their work! Although we didn't have quite the crowds we did the first time, we had a good number of attenders, and the event generated about $800 for the Friends group to continue its good work.

Little Library Up & Running!

The Little Library built by Gordon Fox '66, and the bench donated by the Oakley's, were dedicated at the First Friday event on October 6th. There was a good crowd in attendance, and the Little Library and bench look wonderful!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Friends News!

Here are, L-R, Charlie Cowling, Jeff Post and Mary Jo Orzech, placing a book in the Little Library. The book is the reading for incoming freshmen this year, Wes Moore's The Work. We hope to have the Little Library placed near Alumni House soon, and to officially dedicate it when the Friends host the October First Friday (Oct. 6.)