Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91.
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
People and places are part of today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. The places we know — the people, we’re not so sure about.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Republican Assemblyman James N. Tedisco found time for a new year’s laugh with Democrat Assemblyman Richard Conners on Jan. 3, 1990 — the day Mario M. Cuomo gave his State of the State address in Albany. After the speech, it was back to business as usual — Democrats loved the speech. Republicans were not as thrilled. Others began 1990 with thrills and chills.
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The Daily Gazette’s time machine is revving up for a trip into the past. We’ve made these voyages before — the final Capital Region Scrapbook of the year is always devoted to favorite photos from the past 51 weeks.
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Reverence and revelry were part of the Capital Region scene in December 1994 as people prepared for the holidays.
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.