Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
The Carver story in Schenectady began in 1938, when people who wanted to improve the quality of life for black residents started the George Washington Carver Welfare League.
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Anyone interested in Schenectady history is going to have a lot on their plate over the next seven weeks.
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
In observance of Black History Month, The Daily Gazette will run one history fact about local African Americans from the past each day for the entire month of February.
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016
It was the final Frost Faire in Joe Craig’s long career with the National Park Service, and he really wanted to go out with a bang. It didn’t happen. And a lack of snow was disappointing, but that may have helped draw more people to the event at the Saratoga Battlefield.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Many of the fairy tales we associate with the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen and Disney are thousands of years older than the people who first stuck them in a book. Some of them are so old they predate modern languages and religions - one is even older than writing itself.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
The steep hill off Broadway, close to Schenectady’s busy Interstate 890, is mostly rock now.
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
France wanted to say “Merci!” World War II was over, and French citizens decided to thank the United States for the $40 million in food and other supplies sent to their war-ravaged country during the late 1940s.
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
In a lecture next weekend at the Mabee Farm, University at Albany professor will talk about how American involvement in World War I and World War II mattered to those manufacturing and supplying creameries.
Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
The town of Ballston has bought the historic Hawkwood property at the corner of Route 50 and Middle Line Road, following two years of negotiations.
Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
We’re space trucking through time today — slipping into the past for cool photographs of 2015.
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Season's Greetings! Salutations abound for December. During the 1960s, Schenectady residents used words and actions to celebrate festive days of early winter.
Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
While snow may be later than usual, people can still count on days and nights appropriate for sleds, snowsuits and shovels — the way it was for winter days during the 1950s and ’60s.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
Early in World War II, a Japanese tourism official helped rescue Europeans seeking haven from the Nazis.
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Santa, sledding, snow and shopping are among December’s diversions.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by air and naval forces by the Empire of Japan.”