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Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Poetry reading to complement exhibit at Crailo Historic Site

Putting words down on paper was always something that came easily for Penny Meacham. Getting up in public and reading them, however, was a much different story.

After a nightmare in concentration camps, living the American Dream

WASHINGTON

After a nightmare in concentration camps, living the American Dream

Together at the refugee camp, Bolek and Zosia dreamed about America. She loved Hollywood and wanted to meet Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple.

Arlington Cemetery could house more than 25,000 new graves

Arlington Cemetery could house more than 25,000 new graves

The southward expansion of the cemetery into 38 acres around the Air Force Memorial would not only create new plots contiguous with the existing grounds but also could help improve local transit and traffic flow along the often-congested route to the Pentagon and the Pentagon Row shopping area.

Schenectady marker honors Harriet Tubman

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady marker honors Harriet Tubman

When Schenectadians take a close look at the new $20 bill, many of them may recognize Harriet Tubman.

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill

WASHINGTON

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note.

Tug-of-war over Confederate monuments rages on

NEW ORLEANS

Tug-of-war over Confederate monuments rages on

The symbols of American history's darkest chapter have been getting sharper scrutiny since last June, when nine black parishioners were gunned down during Bible study in their Charleston, S.C., church.

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's 845 Commons gets preservation award

The Capital Region YMCA infused new life into the 100-year-old Mica Insulator Co. building last year, and in 2016 the celebration continues. Now called 845 Commons the structure built in 1915 was selected Friday as a recipient of a Historic Preservation Award by The Preservation League of New York State.

Ancient exploding stars hurled radioactive debris at Earth - and it's still here

Ancient exploding stars hurled radioactive debris at Earth - and it's still here

When massive stars die, they sometimes go supernova - exploding in incredible bursts of energy. Scientists haven't spotted one in our own galaxy since 1604, and that explosion happened about 20,000 light-years away. But now researchers have evidence of two supernovas that occurred relatively recently, cosmically speaking, and happened just 300 light-years away.

National treasure: Plan for 'Flying Machine' found after 36 years

National treasure: Plan for 'Flying Machine' found after 36 years

It was, indeed, the century-old patent file for the Wright brothers' pioneering airplane - a file that contained one of history's greatest patent applications. And until last month, it had been missing for 36 years.

Letters change view of Benedict Arnold, Gen. Gates

STILLWATER

Letters change view of Benedict Arnold, Gen. Gates

A newly surfaced letter written by a junior officer just two days after the second Battle of Saratoga is shedding new light on the command decisions made during the turning point battle of the American Revolution.

Future of historic fence in rural Malta cemetery in doubt

MALTA

Future of historic fence in rural Malta cemetery in doubt

The Dunning Street Rural Cemetery on Route 67 is full of historic graves and monuments, but there’s a question about how long the historic fence in front of it will remain.

Iwo Jima combat vets recall time on island

ALTAMONT

Iwo Jima combat vets recall time on island

After five years of swapping war stories about their Iwo Jima experiences, U.S. Marines Sal Famularo and Tom Lemme didn’t think they had any more surprises for each other. Then, Lemme had a friend read a short passage from Gail Chatfield’s book, “By Dammit, We’re Marines!”

In Capital Region, young people joining ranks of municipal historians

CAPITAL REGION

In Capital Region, young people joining ranks of municipal historians

Under the Great Sacandaga Lake are the remains of the towns that it flooded in 1930, sand-covered foundations exposed when the water levels fall low enough.

For arts, education, Carver Center has long history

SCHENECTADY

For arts, education, Carver Center has long history

The Carver story in Schenectady began in 1938, when people who wanted to improve the quality of life for black residents started the George Washington Carver Welfare League.

February offers a wealth of history lectures, programs

Anyone interested in Schenectady history is going to have a lot on their plate over the next seven weeks.

Black History Month facts from Schenectady's past

In observance of Black History Month, The Daily Gazette will run one history fact about local African Americans from the past each day for the entire month of February.

Lack of snow, cannon misfires disappoint, but Frost Faire still a blast

STILLWATER

Lack of snow, cannon misfires disappoint, but Frost Faire still a blast

It was the final Frost Faire in Joe Craig’s long career with the National Park Service, and he really wanted to go out with a bang. It didn’t happen. And a lack of snow was disappointing, but that may have helped draw more people to the event at the Saratoga Battlefield.

What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

Many of the fairy tales we associate with the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen and Disney are thousands of years older than the people who first stuck them in a book. Some of them are so old they predate modern languages and religions - one is even older than writing itself.

Schenectady's deadly mudslide, 20 years later

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's deadly mudslide, 20 years later

The steep hill off Broadway, close to Schenectady’s busy Interstate 890, is mostly rock now.

Scrapbook: In '49, 'Gratitude Train' rolled into Albany

Scrapbook: In '49, 'Gratitude Train' rolled into Albany

France wanted to say “Merci!” World War II was over, and French citizens decided to thank the United States for the $40 million in food and other supplies sent to their war-ravaged country during the late 1940s.

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