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Brzozowski Named Recipient

Of Annual GOHS Morris Prize


ONEONTA – Robert Brzozowski, Greater Oneonta Historical Society executive director and past president, will receive the GOHS’ 18th annual Albert E. Morris Award for contributions to local history on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Bob Brzozowski and his family moved to Oneonta in 1996 from Milwaukee, where he was active in Historic Milwaukee, Inc. The Bachman-Brzozowski family joined GOHS in 2000.

In January 2003 the late Sally Mullen named him to a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.  In October 2003, he was elected president of the board and served in that capacity for five of the next six years.

On leaving the board in October 2009, he was named GOHS’ first executive director and remains in this position to date.

Separately, he retired from Hartwick College’s Leadership Institute, and served a term on Common Council.

“During his involvement with GOHS, Bob has overseen the evolution of the Society and its Oneonta History Center,” said the current board president, Corinne Bresee Smith.  “His passionate dedication to history and his tireless efforts to support GOHS make him most deserving of this award.”

The Morris award, named for the city of Oneonta’s first mayor, will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at a reception at the History Center, 183 Main St. The reception, with refreshments, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (607) 432-0960 or


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