Western NY village honoring tribe's 1813 heroics

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
A monument honoring Tuscarora Indians for saving American lives in western New York during the War of 1812 is being unveiled on the 200th anniversary of the tribe's heroics.

 
Alplaus Methodists mark centennial year

Alplaus Methodists mark centennial year

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013
For Jane Uttberg, memories of the Alplaus United Methodist Church will always include food and festivities.
 
‘Silver Nutcracker’ and ‘Messiah’ debut on slate of December ’69 events

‘Silver Nutcracker’ and ‘Messiah’ debut on slate of December ’69 events

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
In December of 1969, at Schenectady’s Fulton School put on “The Silver Nutcracker” and the Octavo Singers prepared for their first performance of "Messiah."
 
In ’68, Irish musical joined holiday season

In ’68, Irish musical joined holiday season

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
Many young people were thinking about elves in December 1968. At Mont Pleasant High School, other young people were thinking about leprechauns as they performed “Finian’s Rainbow” during the holiday month. But St. Patrick’s Day was still three months away, and most people were thinking about Christmas and Hanukkah.
 
Grooms Tavern, hamlet harken back to simpler time

Grooms Tavern, hamlet harken back to simpler time

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
When visitors walk into the front of Grooms Tavern, they see it is set up as a general store the way the interior would have looked in the second half of the 19th century. The place is very much a throwback to that earlier time.
 
Schenectady’s State and S. Church streets
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Schenectady’s State and S. Church streets

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
The corner at South Church and State streets in downtown Schenectady has seen a lot of change in the past two decades, and Steve Sargent has been around for all of it.
 
Grant to help Vale reopen historic paths
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Grant to help Vale reopen historic paths

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Overgrown walking paths used by Vale Cemetery’s visitors during the 1800s will be restored thanks to a $8,100 grant awarded to the cemetery Tuesday by the Preservation League of New York State.
 
Feasts, freckles, musicians, fundraisers made news in November '63 and '66

Feasts, freckles, musicians, fundraisers made news in November '63 and '66

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
Thanksgiving boosters, teen musicians, a freckled girl and holdovers from Halloween made news in November of 1963 and 1966.
 
Landmarks: West of Schenectady, the land along the Mohawk is steeped in lore

Landmarks: West of Schenectady, the land along the Mohawk is steeped in lore

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013
Irwin Splittberger can’t get around the Glenville Hills like he used to, but he still has his memories.
 
Scholars, others connected to Northup’s story share views on film

Scholars, others connected to Northup’s story share views on film

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Three weeks after “12 Years a Slave” landed in Capital Region theaters, the movie about Solomon Northup is winning high praise from local scholars, historians and others deeply connected with his story.
 
Schenectady grieves for assassinated JFK

Schenectady grieves for assassinated JFK

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
They stood silently at bus stops; they cried openly in the streets. They said prayers inside local houses of worship and listened as church bells rang late into the afternoon. America's president, John F. Kennedy, had just been assassinated. Three days later, government agencies and many businesses were closed and houses of worship held memorial services on the day JFK was buried.
 
Civil War changed the concept of ‘nation'

Civil War changed the concept of ‘nation'

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Before the middle of the 19th century, professor Melinda Lawson will argue, most Americans didn’t appreciate their national history.
 
Readers supply IDs from ‘mystery’ birthday, meat market photos

Readers supply IDs from ‘mystery’ birthday, meat market photos

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Photos of Alexander "Red" DeMarco’s 41st birthday party from 1953 appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of Capital Region Scrapbook, but their were no IDs. We asked for help in picking people out in the birthday pictures and three other photographs. More than a dozen people telephoned or emailed names of their relatives and friends.
 
Democrats enjoyed big Election Nght in city, county 50 years ago (photos)

Democrats enjoyed big Election Nght in city, county 50 years ago (photos)

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
Joseph S. Hoffman, Roger P. Kambour and W. Edward Antkowiak were all smiles on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1963. It was Election Night, and the three Democrats had just won seats on the Schenectady County Board of Supervisors. Their victories helped give Democrats majority control of the board. Democrats also took over City Hall 50 years ago.
 
Author McPherson to receive Empire State Archives award

Author McPherson to receive Empire State Archives award

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
For Civil War enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than James McPherson and Harold Holzer. Listening to them talk history is akin to lovers of 19th century literature eavesdropping on Dickens and Tolstoy.
 
 

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