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Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Growing up on the West Coast, Jillian Altenburg never really developed an appreciation of history. There just wasn’t enough of it.
 
Half Moon to set sail for Europe
ALBANY

Half Moon to set sail for Europe

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Half Moon, the replica 17th century Dutch sailing ship that has educated a generation of Capital Region students, is going back to a home it has never seen: the Netherlands.
 
Scrapbook: Draper majorettes do legwork against polio

Scrapbook: Draper majorettes do legwork against polio

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Evelyn Pangburn had long legs as a high-school majorette.Those legs went a long way to raise money against polio during the early 1950s — during a fun campaign that was equal parts mirth and mystery.
 
Scrapbook: A look at December 1969

Scrapbook: A look at December 1969

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
It was still 1969, but Lance Marshall was looking forward to 1970.
 

Expert on Dutch settlements to speak

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Russell Shorto, uthor of 2004’s “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America,” will be at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library Monday night at 7 p.m. to speak before the annual meeting of the Albany branch of the Holland Society of New York.
 
Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Scrapbook: December '84 a time of giving and learning

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
In December 1984, local children discovered the wonders of another era through visits to the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa. People were also looking out for the needy in ’84, collecting food and special gifts.
 
Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Fort Plain Museum sets day to celebrate history, Revolutionary War hero

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
If any Hollywood types are looking for a sequel to “Drums Along the Mohawk,” the people at the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park have a few good story lines they’re willing to share.
 
Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade
ROTTERDAM

Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Sixty Thanksgivings ago, the Draper High School Band marched down Broadway in New York City, cheered on by several million spectators.
 
Snowstorms through the years

Snowstorms through the years

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Just so local residents won’t feel left out after western New York's big snowstorm, Capital Region Scrapbook today reminds folks about past snows in our area. If Buffalo’s weather woes are a preview — or premonition — of things to come, these photos will remind people in the northeast part of the state to check their gear.
 
1989 Christmas Parade was frosty but festive as ever

1989 Christmas Parade was frosty but festive as ever

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Baby, it was cold outside. It was the night after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 1989. Temperatures were around freezing at 7 p.m., when Schenectady’s annual Christmas Parade took over State Street.
 
It was full-steam ahead for WWI-era locomotive at 1966 Veterans Night parade

It was full-steam ahead for WWI-era locomotive at 1966 Veterans Night parade

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A locomotive, drummers, majorettes and military men and women were all in downtown Schenectady on Friday, Nov. 11, 1966. It was Veterans Day — and Veterans Night.
 
West Point graduate from 1861 gets Medal of Honor

West Point graduate from 1861 gets Medal of Honor

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A West Point graduate from 1861 is being awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War.
 
On Election Day ’74, winners savored victories

On Election Day ’74, winners savored victories

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
Fred Isabella decided to practice his senatorial smile. The people had insisted.
 
Headless Ranger? Colonial burial site yields mystery
FORT EDWARD

Headless Ranger? Colonial burial site yields mystery

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?
 
Monster Mash: Halloween ’94 brought annual costume party, usual holiday fun

Monster Mash: Halloween ’94 brought annual costume party, usual holiday fun

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
The seventh “Monster Bash” took place at the club a few days before Halloween, and folks competed for a $1,000 grand prize.
 
 

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