The Greater Winfield Historical Society’s April presentation is The Battle of Gettysburg.
The speaker is local author and teacher Cheryl Pula. As an added bonus, her brother who taught Civil War history at Purdue University, may be accompanying her.
You can attend this presentation live at the West Winfield Library April 19 at 1 p.m. To attend via Zoom, email gene.doremus@ startmail.com and ask for the Zoom link.
Pula is a retired Reference Librarian. She attended Mohawk Valley Community College and earned an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts; SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language with a minor in German, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor to obtain a Master’s in Library and Information Science.
She was the Reference Librarian at the Mid York Library System; Head of Adult Services at Utica Public Library; Reference Librarian at Dunham Public Library (Whitesboro) and the New York Mills Public Library.
She was awarded the New York Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Award; served on the Board of Trustees of the New York Mills Public Library. She retired in 2017.
Pula was a founding member of the New York Mills Historical Society, serving as its first president. She is New York Mills village historian and President of The History Club.
Elected “Historian of the Year” by the Oneida County Historian’s Association in 2006, she was also awarded the 2012 Achievement Award from the Polish-American Historical Society in Chicago as co-author and proofreader of the The Polish-American Encyclopedia, and has authored 18 other books, some of which are based on courses she taught at MVILR.