Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Please note: originally scheduled for April 14,  this event has been rescheduled to October 13 due to the current health concerns and recommendations of the state and federal government.


This is an online event.



New York State Archives Partnership Trust




Past Meets the Present when Fourth Graders Honor the Fallen in Pittsford 

7 P.M. | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | Virtual Event

Genealogists, history enthusiasts, parents, educators, historians, and the generally curious are welcome!

Virtual event is free and open to the public. Direct link and password to digital meeting space will be emailed to all registrants ahead of time.

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Join Toni Stevens-Oliver, Thornell Road elementary school teacher, and Vicki Masters Profitt, author, historian, and Director of the Fairport Historical Museum, as they share insights gleaned from primary source documents used to create an interactive, augmented reality picture book in tandem with a mobile app. The project details the experiences of Civil War soldiers buried in a local cemetery—researched and written by twenty fourth grade students. New York State Archivist Tom Ruller will describe Civil War-related materials available to everyone held at the Archives as well as those online.

Stevens-Oliver and Masters Profitt will also share stories about the historic Agate-Zornow House in Pittsford, the research subject of the 2019-2020 class. Project-based learning and collaborative research into the people, events, movements, property, architecture of the house culminated into a student-designed website.

Hosted by the Greece Historical Society.

Ms. Stevens-Oliver's Thornell Road Elementary School class received the 2018 Annual Archives Award for Student Research Using Historical Records, Grades 4 & 5. To learn more about this statewide competition encouraging students to use primary resources, demonstrate critical thinking and showcase research skills, click here.