Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
With the help of a black barber named Richard P.G. Wright, Charles Nelson, a 15-year-old slave, dared to become a free man. Local historian Marsha Mortimore will discuss how Wright spent much of his time from the 1820s through the 1840s at the Lally Mohawk Room as part of Schenectady County Community College’s celebration of Black History Month.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
If you’re not quite old enough to have ever seen Buck Ewing hit a baseball or work his magic behind the plate, then you’ve probably at least heard the stories.
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
The view of the village of Canajoharie was forever changed last week when the distinctive Beech-Nut signs were removed from the facilities that once housed hundreds of jobs.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
As far as Mike Roets can tell, A.H. Van Vliet did a pretty good job. Roets, in charge of the recent digging at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Montgomery County, an effort that has helped historians pinpoint the location and heighten their perception of Fort Hunter, built back in 1712 by the British.
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Some skiers drive east for their mountains. Others head north. Still others go West — to West Mountain. In January of ’67, the center celebrated the opening of a new ski lounge.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
It may have been Abraham Lincoln who set the slaves free, but many blacks were doing much more than just sitting around waiting for the Great Emancipator to make his move.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
The First Presbyterian Church of Albany, celebrating its 250th year, will be the subject of a talk given by retired state legislator Jack McEneny on Sunday at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
The New York State Military Museum is preparing a major new Civil War exhibit using some of its many artifacts from the nation’s bloodiest war.
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
From IUE officers, to skaters to actors at a school show, groups were gathering early in 1973 to get the new year rolling.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013
In that moment on Inauguration Day, Pennsylvania Avenue is America’s red carpet. And the president and first lady are the only celebrities on it. The victory walk has become an iconic inaugural moment, one expected by the public and the press.
Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
This week's Capital Region Scrapbook visits Eagle Scouts, Scots and cops in January 1978.
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
Snow in January puts smiles on some faces. In 1993, folks took advantage of conditions for some skiing, sledding, skating and even running.
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
It's time to look back ... again ... at some of our favorite images from Capital Region Scrapbook in 2012.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012
A century-old church building that houses a congregation once served by pastors on horseback is among two Schoharie County properties being recommended for historic recognition.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
Coming up with a succinct and satisfactory definition of freedom wasn’t easy but putting together a traveling exhibit on the subject was about as much fun as a museum curator can have.