Associate Professor Elizabeth Vlossak, center, donned period costume to lead an historical cooking demonstration with the help of fourth year student Kaitlyn Carter (right). More than fifty students and community members came together at the Niagara Falls Military Museum on Saturday, April 6 to explore new ways of doing history and fostering community connections.
Student History Day: History Beyond the Classroom, organized by The History Lab, Seedling for Change in History, Associate Professors Maria Del Carmen Suescun Pozas and Elizabeth Vlossak, and the Niagara Falls Military Museum featured workshops, presentations, and tours exploring local history. The day included a tour of Lundy’s Lane, led by Sherman Zavitz, official historian of the City of Niagara Falls, and the launch of the latest edition of Brock’s undergraduate history journal The General. Members of the Brock University Historical Society spoke about the club’s activities and students’ innovative course work. By bringing together members of local historical organizations, Brock students, and faculty, the event opened military history to diverse voices, perspectives and ways of doing history.