What: Presentation and Panel Discussion featuring Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Emory Upton Biographer and Author of “Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer”
What: Presentation and Book Signing by Dr. David Fitzpatrick
When: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Where: Holland Land Office Museum
131 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020
What: Panel Discussion on Upton’s Life and Character
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Where: Genesee Community College
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
Conable Technology Building / T102
Admission is free.
Who: General Public Invited to Attend
Background: Originally scheduled for mid-January, the Holland Land Office Museum and Genesee Community College History Club have rescheduled the presentation and book signing event with Dr. David Fitzpatrick, author of Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer, for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Holland Land Office Museum, and the follow-up Panel Discussion will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at GCC.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is faculty president and professor of History at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was also a history instructor. He has authored several military journal articles and essays. His current work is one of the definitive texts on the life of Upton and his post-war contributions to reforming the U.S. Army.
Saturday’s panel discussion will be moderated by GCC history professor Derek Maxfield in the Conable Technology Building, Room T102. Panelists will include Dr. Fitzpatrick; Don Burkel – president of HLOM; Michael Eula; Genesee County historian; and Dan Davis, former National Park Service historian at Spotsylvania National Military Park and an editor of the Emerging Civil War. Discussion will focus on the various aspects of General Upton’s character and life. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Derek Maxfield at email@example.com or Holland Land Office Museum at 585-343-4727 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to: https://gcchistoricalhorizons.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/author-of-new-upton-bio-to-appear-in-batavia/
Editor’s Note: An illustration of Dr. David Fitzpatrick’s book cover, “Emory Upton: Misunderstood Reformer” is available at http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Emory_Upton.jpg
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