Rochester History is a scholarly journal that provides informative and entertaining articles about the history and culture of Rochester, Monroe County, and the Genesee Valley. Former City Historian Blake McKelvey published the first quarterly issue in January 1939 with the goal of expanding the knowledge of local history.
Starting in 2023, RIT Press is partnering with the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County and the RIT History department to publish Rochester History.
The re-launch of the journal will be celebrated at a conference, Rochester and the Mid-Sized American City in the 21st Century: A Conference and Conversation. The program includes several panels, a walking tour, a plenary discussion, and a conversation between the Hon. William A. Johnson Jr., former City of Rochester mayor, and the Hon. Malik Evans, current mayor, moderated by Erica Bryant, Associate Director of Writing at the Vera Institute for Justice and former Democrat and Chronicle columnist.
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 9:30 am – 6:45 pm
Location: Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY