This article originally appeared on the SUNY Geneseo website.
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation (RDLGF) has awarded SUNY distinguished professor of history Michael Leroy Oberg, the SUNY Geneseo Center for Local and Municipal History, and a consortium of six other colleges and universities a three-year grant of more than $300K for The Gardiner Foundation Semiquincentennial Student Fellowship Program. SUNY Geneseo and several of the institutions in the fellowship program have committed $150K of matching funds for the project, bringing the total to over $450K.
Fifty undergraduate students at these seven New York State colleges and universities will be partnered to work with municipal and academic historians on projects related to the American Revolution and its legacy as the 250th anniversary of American independence approaches.
"This is an exciting opportunity for Geneseo students and history students across New York State,” says Oberg. “The American Revolution means different things to different people, and the Gardiner Foundation Semiquincentennial Fellowship Program will provide students and government-appointed historians across the state a chance to reexamine the Revolution and its legacies at the local level as we approach the 250th Anniversary of American Independence." Read more...