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Plenty for history buffs this week

The Yates Home at 109 Union St.
The Yates Home at 109 Union St.


There's a lot to see and listen to this week if you're a history buff in the Capital Region.

The local history series at the Schenectady County Karen B. Johnson Library resumes Monday at noon with a presentation by SCCC adjunct instructor Diana Carter, who will talk about the college's Community Archaeology Program.

Carter will discuss the history and curriculum of the program, and also talk about some of the projects that CAP as done, including the Robert Yates House at 109 Union St., the Barringer house site in the front lawn of the First Reformed Church, the Schenectady and Saratoga Railway site at 10 Union St., the French and Indian War site at 32 Front St., the Rosa House at 234 Union St., and the Flint House in Scotia.

The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is held in the library's McChesney Room and is free to the public.

On Tuesday night at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, University at Albany's Laurie Kozakiewicz will discuss the 1873 trial of Susan B. Anthony, the famous suffragette who was arrested for having cast a ballot in the 1872 presidential election.

The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Enders House adjacent to the visitor center at 129 Schoharie St. in Fort Hunter. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Then on Thursday night you may have a problem. Do you want to head west to the Fort Plain Museum and listen to local historian Terry McMaster talk about Marinus Willett, the Battle of Johnstown and the death of Walter Butler? Or, do you want to head north to the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa and hear University at Albany professor Elaina Frulla discuss James Fenimore Cooper and "The Last of Mohicans?"

McMaster's presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and Frulla's talk begins at 7 p.m.