Our Students and their Work

Last semester, Geneseo students completed internships with county historians in Ontario, Livingston, Niagara, and Erie counties; with town historians in Avon, Aurora, and Warwick; with Letchworth State Park, the Erie Railroad Museum in Hornell, New York, and the Livingston County Historical Society Museum in Geneseo. In the spring and summer of 2021, Geneseo students will again spread far and wide, completing work with local historians across New York State.

Available Internships

This spring and summer, Geneseo students will complete internships assisting museums and municipal historians across the state, and working on local history directed studies projects in collaboration with faculty advisers at SUNY-Geneseo and local and municipal historians. Here are some of the things we have in mind:


The Community Place: Research on Settlement House Locations in Rochester

Office of the City Historian, Rochester Public Library

Livingston County Historian’s Office

Ontario County Historian’s Office

Chataqua County Historian’s Office

Orleans County Historian’s Office

Erie County Historian’s Office

Wayne County Historian’s Office

Niagara County Historian’s Office

Monroe County Municipal Historia

Town of Newstead/Village of Akron Historian’s Office

New York State Archives

Museum of Disability (Buffalo, NY)

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Fenton History Center, (Jamestown, NY)

Letchworth State Park          

Historical Valentown Museum

Big Springs Historical Museum

Town of Aurora Historian’s Office

Directed Studies Projects

Salt Mining in Livingston County

Italian Immigration into Livingston County

Minstrelsy and Minstrel Shows in Rochester, NY

“Wild West” Shows in Western New York

Underground Railroad Sites in Western and Central New York

Work and Labor on the Erie Canal

Place Names and Historical Markers, Western and Central New York

Native American Resources in Archives and Collections in Western New York

The Rochester Riot of 1964

Iroquois Students from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in New York

Tonawanda Senecas in Rochester, New York

The Rochester Fast Ferry

The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign

Traveling Musical Reviews, Late 19th and early 20th Century/Popular Entertainment

Women’s Health, Livingston County

LGBTQ/AIDS activism in the Finger Lakes Region.