Sunday, April 28, 2013
If Silas Marsh woke from the dead today and happened upon the small general store he built back on Mariaville Lake in 1831, he’d have no trouble recognizing the place.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Spring during the late 1980s was a great time if you knew numbers, academia, songs and Lena Spencer.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
With the movie “42” bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Cars and trucks stretched for one mile on both sides of Potter Road in West Glenville Dozens of people showed up for bids and bargains -- an estate sale for the late Henry Van Derzee on July 1, 1961.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
When school president Eliphalet Nott took office in 1804, he talked about how Union’s students should be “separated from the great world,” and that the campus should provide them with “the decorum, ceremony, and politeness of refined domestic life.” In January 1813, he found a man with the vision to deliver just that in French architect Joseph Ramée.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
If you’re tired of getting your Mohawks mixed up with your Mahicans, then William A. Starna is just the guy to see. Starna, a retired anthropology professor at SUNY-Oneonta, will present a lecture, “Of Different Worlds: American Indian and Dutch Experiences in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys,” at the Schenectady County Historical Society.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Stephen Jackett was only in the sixth grade, but he was one of the biggest stars in the Mohonasen school district during the spring of 1989. Roles and shows were featured at other high school auditoriums during 1988 and 1989.
Monday, April 8, 2013
It was only April, but George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis were looking forward to November. Each candidate was campaigning to win his respective party’s nomination for president. In 1988, both visited the Capital Region three days apart.
ALBANY & TROY
Saturday, April 6, 2013
“Milestones on the Road to Freedom” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death, and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Monday, March 25, 2013
People were in the mood for spring in 1969. They were also in the moods for Passover and Easter. And for singing and decorating.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The historic Sanford Stud Farm is being recommended for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, a step caretakers hope will spark new energy into efforts to restore what remains of the site, which played an important role in the state’s horse racing history.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
On Thursday, officials at the Albany Institute of History & Art announced that one of the museum’s oldest residents has been cursed by mistaken identity for the past 104 years.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Some people were in strange moods during March 1970. It had to be spring fever — a woman wore a cake on her head, 13 boys climbed a large tree, young women danced in medieval dress and teenagers took over county government.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Winter delivered a wallop to the Capital Region 20 years ago this week. It was the blizzard of 1993 — a nor’easter that dropped 26.6 inches of snow in the middle of March.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Local historian Paul Schneider can’t be sure just how Sarah McGuire’s family felt about George Shields. Not only did the Scot immigrant marry their daughter Sarah and take her away from Waterford down to Columbia, S.C., he also manufactured ammunition for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.