Mayor Thomas W. Gillen of Oswego has chosen Mark J. Slosek as new city historian.
Slosek is a retired school administrator and former American history teacher, whose career in public education spanned 39 years of service with the Fulton school district.
He received his bachelor’s in history and education from Niagara University and a master’s in history and a certificate of advanced study in school administration from SUNY Oswego.
He is a past curator of the Oswego County Historical Society and was an active member of the Oswego Immigration Council.
He authored “Polish Immigration in Oswego,” which appeared in the Oswego County Historical Yearbook.
Slosek’s contributions as an educator and administrative leader include: Student Senate Adviser, Yorker’s Club Adviser, Revolutionary War Bicentennial Committee membership, charter member of the Oswego State Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, also serving as president and vice president of that organization, Fulton Teachers’ Association past vice president, Fulton School Administrators’ Association past president, charter membership in the New York State Middle School Association, the New York State Network of Middle Level Liaisons and the Oswego County Middle School Principals Association.
Slosek is the son of Anthony Slosek, author and former historian of both the city and the county. He is the caretaker of the Anthony Slosek/Leo Finn Collection of Oswego history materials. He and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of four adult children and three grandsons.
“I am thrilled that Mr. Slosek has accepted my offer to be Oswego City Historian,” Gillen said.
“After talking with him, I feel he has the necessary experience and background to do an excellent job as city historian,” Gillen said.