Tour of SUNY Potsdam's Mary English Commons Historical Exhibit [F-21-21]

Presenter: Jane Subramanian, Victoria Hocking
Location: Zoom
Classes: 1 Session 1.8 hours
Dates: Thu 1:00 PM 11/11

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This class will consist of a virtual tour and discussion of SUNY Potsdam's Mary E. English Commons. The virtual tour was recorded via Facebook Live in November 2020. Following an introduction, the tour includes an exploration of the compelling history of the college on the more than 30 panels. Included will be information regarding where the Commons is located, the various aspects of the college's history as portrayed, how the idea of the exhibit all began, and how the work was accomplished using many volunteer hours. There will be time for questions and answers, as well as commentary by attendees who would like to contribute their thoughts.

Jane Subramanian is emerita librarian at SUNY Potsdam, having served as a librarian there for 38 years. In addition, she also served as the College Archivist for about 15 years and she continues to volunteer in the College Archives & Special Collections at the college in her retirement. She has published and given presentations on topics in librarianship, SUNY Potsdam's history, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the Norwood Brass Firemen.

Victoria Hocking is the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at SUNY Potsdam, her alma mater. She graduated in December 2019 with a B.S in Business Administration. Throughout her time as a student, she often called Potsdam her “second home” but now it is truly becoming her home! One of the reasons Victoria loves and appreciates Potsdam is because of the rich history and community that celebrates the history, generation after generation.

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite two days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

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