Presented by Robert Pascucci, Ph.D., will present “Electric City Immigrants: Italians and Poles of Schenectady, 1880-1930”, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 pm at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady.
Dr. Pascucci’s presentation will focus on the two largest immigrant groups, Italian and Polish, that settled in Schenectady during its period of rapid economic growth that was fueled largely by General Electric and the American Locomotive Company. How these two immigrant groups adjusted to the city will be examined, as well as the impact that the new arrivals had on Schenectady.
Dr. Robert Pascucci grew up in Troy, New York, and taught social studies at the high school level in the Capital District for many years, until taking the position of district supervisor of social studies in a suburban Philadelphia school district. Now retired, he lives in Pennsylvania. Dr. Pascucci did his undergraduate work at Siena College and his graduate work at Fordham University and at the University at Albany, where he received a Ph.D. in History. Dr. Pascucci’s doctoral dissertation, “Electric City Immigrants: Italians and Poles of Schenectady, N.Y., 1880-1930,” is available online.
Admission for this lecture is $5.00; free for Schenectady County Historical Society Members
This program is part of the Exploring Schenectady County’s Immigrant Past project, supported by grants from the New York Council for the Humanities and the Schenectady County Initiative Program.
For more information, call 518-374-0263 or email office@schenectadyhistorical.