Making Sense of How and Why We Remember"
Sunday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m.
Join the Unitarian Universalists of East Aurora as they host the Buffalo Presidential Center and a panel of six experienced curators with different experiences in a conversation about the relationship among historical figures and events; those who present the past; and, those who consume stories about our shared history. Choices become even more significant when the past being presented is the subject of community controversy such as Confederate monuments, involvement in wars, or the legacy of Western New York’s own Millard Fillmore.
Rachelle Moyer Francis (author & co-curator, Millard Fillmore Presidential Site); Judith Geer (local historian); Anthony Greco (Director of Exhibits and Interpretative Planning, Buffalo History Museum); Sharon Jordan Holley (Board President, Michigan Street Preservation Corp.); Rich Pyszczek (President, Niagara Frontier Council for Social Studies & BPC board member); and, Courtney Speckmann (former Director of Education, White House Historical Association & BPC board member) join Linda Brigance (Board President, BPC) to share how they've made choices regarding how to present history-- from East Aurora to Michigan Street to the White House.