The objective of the History Club is to offer a venue for Loyola History major and minors, as well as other students, to pursue their historical interests outside the classroom. The club also hopes to help foster a strong sense of community among the students in the History department. The club strives to organize interesting and fun historically relevant events, including off-campus excursions.
Brandon Parlopiano, firstname.lastname@example.org
The History club meets Thursdays at 7:30 in HU340 in the Fall 2021. For more information follow the History Club on Instagram @HistoryClubLUM
"History Club took a field trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon on Saturday, November 6. We had 13 attendees, including our club moderator, Dr. Parlopiano. We took the mansion tour, which was about 20 minutes as well as The Enslaved Peoples of Mount Vernon tour, which was about an hour. The former tour had us walking through the house and seeing much of the original rooms, paint, and detail on the walls and ceilings. The latter tour had us walking outside through key areas of the estate and learning about the conditions of the enslaved people at Mount Vernon as well as the names and life details of some enslaved individuals that are known from Washington's meticulous records. In addition to the tours, we had about three hours of free time to roam the grounds as we pleased and read accompanying informational signs."
"After The Enslaved Peoples of Mount Vernon tour, some of us attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Enslaved Peoples' Memorial site where those whose names are known were honored. Efforts are currently being made by archaeologists to identify the locations and identities of buried enslaved people at Mount Vernon without disturbing any human remains. So far, 86 have been found. Once more is known about their identities and religion, the intention is to honor the buried enslaved people properly with appropriate burial rites."
The History club sold cupcakes and t-shirts along with the Irish Club to help raise money for the Relay for Life. (March 2019)
History Club Members promoting the History Department.