Saturday, June 21, 2014
Peter Couchman may not be one of the founders of the Schoharie County Historical Society. But as the group celebrates its 125th year this summer, the former New York assemblyman from Gilboa will be celebrated as a man of vision.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Schenectady boosters wanted to make sure people knew all about the weeklong Sesquicentennial United Nations Festival in mid-September 1948. So they began selling tickets to the party in the middle of July.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Even as Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the nation's official flag in 1777, another American banner was making history on Revolutionary War battlefields.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A dirt road in the lower Hudson Valley that dates back to Colonial times has been added to a preservation group's list of New York state's most threatened historic resources.
Monday, June 9, 2014
I’d never been to the Mabee Farm at Rotterdam Junction.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Schenectady’s bustling downtown of the 1920s included department stores, restaurants, hardware stores, banks and real estate offices.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
In December 1931, Cornell professor Carl Becker told a meeting of the American Historical Association that everyone is his or her own historian.
Monday, June 2, 2014
The 1966 school year was nearly over, but teens still had some tests in singing and dancing.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Raymond Lee Hyson fought for his country on the Fourth of July, 1967. The Marine lance corporal was in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. He was struck by mortar fragments as he defended his unit’s position and died of his injuries. On May 30, 1968 — Memorial Day — people remembered Hyson’s sacrifice.
Monday, May 26, 2014
For Lyn Hohmann, the four unknown Colonial American soldiers buried on a hill overlooking Lake George are as deserving of recognition on Memorial Day as any of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel killed over the next 260 years.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The longtime leader of archaeological digs at upstate New York 18th-century military sites has a new book out that details decades of excavations at Lake George.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Some kids in Schenectady were crazy about cameras in May 1969. As part of a visual literacy project at Martin Luther King School, aspiring photographers took pictures near the school on Stanley Street.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Just riding through rural Rensselaer County can stir up memories of a bygone era, and for those fortunate enough to stop at Eastfield Village, a trip back to the early 19th century becomes about as real as you can get, thanks to Don Carpentier.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Helping others — and heaping helpings — have always been part of the plan for members of the St. Peter Women’s Guild in Watervliet. For the past 100 years, the parishioners from St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet have been known for their spiritual and culinary assistance.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Schenectadians have always taken a keen interest in the story of Charles Proteus Steinmetz, and with the release of an hour-long documentary on the General Electric scientist earlier this month, his fame may once again spread throughout New York and the country.