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Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

Dress said to originate from Battle of Little Bighorn

In the 140 years since the Battle of the Little Bighorn, few people have known about the dress a Cheyenne woman is believed to have made from the uniforms of dead soldiers.

Juneteenth celebrates slavery's end, African American traditions

SCHENECTADY

Juneteenth celebrates slavery's end, African American traditions

The Hamilton Hill Arts Center held the opening ceremonies for the 16th annual celebration of Juneteenth at the African American Burial Ground in Vale Cemetery on Friday.

Hamilton tours take off at Albany's Schuyler Mansion

ALBANY

Hamilton tours take off at Albany's Schuyler Mansion

When all the Broadway buzz around “Hamilton” began drifting up north to the Capital Region, Heidi Hill had a great idea.

Finally, Albany slaves to get dignified burial

ALBANY COUNTY

Finally, Albany slaves to get dignified burial

For those men and women enslaved by the Schuyler family in the 17th and 18th century, there was no Emancipation Proclamation, no Juneteenth Celebration.

Capital Region Scrapbook: A glimpse of summer 45 years ago

Capital Region Scrapbook: A glimpse of summer 45 years ago

Summer action means leaps into cold water, line shots into center field and hip moves with plastic hoops.

Ali 'tells it like it is' in 1968 Union College visit

Ali 'tells it like it is' in 1968 Union College visit

Muhammad Ali was mad. And dynamic. And funny. He was all those things in a visit to Union College in 1968.

Aviation fan, 12, is eager guide at Aerosciences Museum

GLENVILLE

Aviation fan, 12, is eager guide at Aerosciences Museum

Educating one’s self can be a lot fun. Just ask 12-year-old Isaiah Gershon, a volunteer guide at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum on Route 50 in Glenville.

Historic Eastfield Village keeps traditional arts, trades alive

Historic Eastfield Village keeps traditional arts, trades alive

For most people, it’s hard to imagine historic Eastfield Village in Nassau without Don Carpentier.

BALLSTON SPA

Portions of rail from Port Authority station slated for Ballston Spa memorial

An artifact from the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be coming to Ballston Spa.

Flint House event will cover broom corn industry, more

Flint House event will cover broom corn industry, more

For decades throughout the 19th century, farmers in and around the village of Scotia were responsible for Schenectady County earning the distinction as the broom corn capital of the world.

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Putting words down on paper was always something that came easily for Penny Meacham. Getting up in public and reading them, however, was a much different story.

After a nightmare in concentration camps, living the American Dream

WASHINGTON

After a nightmare in concentration camps, living the American Dream

Together at the refugee camp, Bolek and Zosia dreamed about America. She loved Hollywood and wanted to meet Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple.

Arlington Cemetery could house more than 25,000 new graves

Arlington Cemetery could house more than 25,000 new graves

The southward expansion of the cemetery into 38 acres around the Air Force Memorial would not only create new plots contiguous with the existing grounds but also could help improve local transit and traffic flow along the often-congested route to the Pentagon and the Pentagon Row shopping area.

Schenectady marker honors Harriet Tubman

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady marker honors Harriet Tubman

When Schenectadians take a close look at the new $20 bill, many of them may recognize Harriet Tubman.

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill

WASHINGTON

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note.

Tug-of-war over Confederate monuments rages on

NEW ORLEANS

Tug-of-war over Confederate monuments rages on

The symbols of American history's darkest chapter have been getting sharper scrutiny since last June, when nine black parishioners were gunned down during Bible study in their Charleston, S.C., church.

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

The Capital Region YMCA infused new life into the 100-year-old Mica Insulator Co. building last year, and in 2016 the celebration continues. Now called 845 Commons the structure built in 1915 was selected Friday as a recipient of a Historic Preservation Award by The Preservation League of New York State.

Ancient exploding stars hurled radioactive debris at Earth - and it's still here

Ancient exploding stars hurled radioactive debris at Earth - and it's still here

When massive stars die, they sometimes go supernova - exploding in incredible bursts of energy. Scientists haven't spotted one in our own galaxy since 1604, and that explosion happened about 20,000 light-years away. But now researchers have evidence of two supernovas that occurred relatively recently, cosmically speaking, and happened just 300 light-years away.

National treasure: Plan for 'Flying Machine' found after 36 years

National treasure: Plan for 'Flying Machine' found after 36 years

It was, indeed, the century-old patent file for the Wright brothers' pioneering airplane - a file that contained one of history's greatest patent applications. And until last month, it had been missing for 36 years.

Letters change view of Benedict Arnold, Gen. Gates

STILLWATER

Letters change view of Benedict Arnold, Gen. Gates

A newly surfaced letter written by a junior officer just two days after the second Battle of Saratoga is shedding new light on the command decisions made during the turning point battle of the American Revolution.

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