Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Meghan Stephenson says 10th grade biology and physics this year have confirmed her love for the sciences, but she does find history inspirational, as well, particularly recent history.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
It was still 1969, but Lance Marshall was looking forward to 1970.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A West Point graduate from 1861 is being awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War.
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
Fred Isabella decided to practice his senatorial smile. The people had insisted.
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?