Thursday, September 15, 2016

Discover the story of Alfred State during Allegany County History Awareness Week

Visitors to the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville from Wednesday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 23 will have a chance to learn more about the history of Alfred State as part of Allegany County History Awareness Week, which runs from Sept. 19-25.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. those days, the college will have a table set up at the library displaying a number of pictures, historical items, old yearbooks, a DVD highlighting Alfred State’s 100th anniversary, and books produced to commemorate the college’s 60th and 100th years.
“Alfred State is proud to be a part of the first-ever Allegany County History Awareness Week,” said Michael Colomaio, assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. “We look forward to educating those who visit our display on the rich history of our college, as well as the exciting progress it has made since being founded in 1908.”
History buffs who visit the Wellsville library during the week will also have the chance to view famous American artifacts in the exhibition room, as well as historical presentations in the library auditorium in the evenings. Allegany County museums will be opening their doors at varying times and days during the week, and the Palmer Opera House in Cuba will host an event on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. featuring re-enactors who will share the life stories from various notable historical personalities representing different towns in Allegany County.