Brown Bag Lunch—Thomas Sosnowski
“Pioneer Challenges: Arriving in Stark County in the Early 1800s”
Thomas C. Sosnowski, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, Kent State University at Stark, will present “Pioneer Challenges: Arriving in Stark County in the Early 1800s” at MassMu’s Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, October 25.
The free program will begin at 12:10 p.m. and conclude about 12:50 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lunch or purchase at Greatness Cafe in the Museum lobby. The Museum will provide complimentary cookies and coffee. No reservations are necessary.
Sosnowski holds a BA from the University of Detroit and an MA and Ph.D. from Kent State University. He has taught Detroit’s St. Thomas the Apostle School, Streetsboro City Schools, Cuyahoga Community College, and Youngstown University. He taught history at Kent State University Stark Campus for 41 years.
Kent State University honored him in 2008 as a distinguished teacher, and Kent State Stark honored him twice with the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Sosnowski, former president of the Ohio Academy of History, has presented at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, Western Society for French History, and Ohio Academy of History. He has presented in London, U.K., and Melbourne, Australia. He has published articles on the French Revolution, and will present a paper at the Western Society for French History in Victoria, British Columbia, in November 2022, and another in Fort Worth, Texas in February 2023. He has taught the history of Stark County at Kent State Stark and has been a frequent guest on WHBC.
During the academic year, 1983–4, Sosnowski was an exchange professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland, during the years of communist control.
He and his wife of 42 years, Terry Ford Sosnowski, have two daughters and two granddaughters.
The Massillon Museum receives operational support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark. This event is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525