CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Downpour in July ’48 turned city into a lake

Downpour in July ’48 turned city into a lake

Monday, July 7, 2014
The city famous for Erie Boulevard looked more like Lake Erie on Tuesday, July 13, 1948.
 
Saratoga Springs cemetery tour highlights rich history
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs cemetery tour highlights rich history

Monday, July 7, 2014
If the headstones that fill Greenridge Cemetery could speak, they would tell stories about war, crime and advances in medicine and technology.
 
Excavation continues at productive Schoharie County site
CENTRAL BRIDGE

Excavation continues at productive Schoharie County site

Monday, July 7, 2014
Each second, the sun felt like it was growing larger and larger in the sky.
 
Shaker Museum to open for season
NEW LEBANON

Shaker Museum to open for season

Thursday, July 3, 2014
There are no bells or whistles at the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon, nothing to attract visitors to the place other than its peaceful setting, some interesting architecture and a wonderful sense of history.
 
Water & words: Teen tutors, swimmers made a splash in summer of '69

Water & words: Teen tutors, swimmers made a splash in summer of '69

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Kids out of school means kids in the pool. But in the summer of '69, some kids also immersed themselves in words.

 
Archaeologists dig in Schenectady's Stockade neighborhood

Archaeologists dig in Schenectady's Stockade neighborhood

Monday, June 30, 2014
“Oh, look at the pattern on that. It’s a dish, but it doesn’t have much glaze on it,” mused Louise Basa as she fingered a thin, white ceramic shard, brushing away the earth that clung to it.
 
Treasured outdoor concert hall: Music Haven a summer institution

Treasured outdoor concert hall: Music Haven a summer institution

Friday, June 27, 2014
Some people visit Schenectady’s Central Park for the roses. Others come for the giant swimming pool. People like Mona Golub and Betsy Sandberg come for the music.
 
Historical Society to mark 125th year at Old Stone Fort

Historical Society to mark 125th year at Old Stone Fort

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.
 
In ’48, city prepped for anniversary; law and fire leaders feted

In ’48, city prepped for anniversary; law and fire leaders feted

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.
 
Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening
PHILADELPHIA

Washington's flag awaits museum's 2016 opening

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.
 
ALBANY

Preservation group aims to protect Philipstown dirt road

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.
 
Re-enactors at Mabee Farm make history a living, breathing thing
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Re-enactors at Mabee Farm make history a living, breathing thing

Monday, June 9, 2014
I’d never been to the Mabee Farm at Rotterdam Junction.
 
Taking a peek at Schenectady in the ’20s
SCHENECTADY

Taking a peek at Schenectady in the ’20s

Monday, June 9, 2014
Schenectady’s bustling downtown of the 1920s included department stores, restaurants, hardware stores, banks and real estate offices.
 
Q & A: Historian Weible takes populist approach to past events

Q & A: Historian Weible takes populist approach to past events

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.
 
Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66

Young dancers among people in the news in May ’66

Monday, June 2, 2014
The 1966 school year was nearly over, but teens still had some tests in singing and dancing.
 
 

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