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After Revolution, this Tory was not welcomed home

Sunday, March 30, 2014
What was Benjamin Beacraft thinking? After terrorizing his neighbors throughout the American Revolution, Beacraft figured that once the war was over he’d return to his home in the Schoharie Valley and resume life as if nothing had happened.
 
Northville recommended for historic registers
NORTHVILLE

Northville recommended for historic registers

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Northville’s tourist industry has long been fueled by the waters of the Great Sacandaga Lake and chimney swifts. Now, village officials are hoping to attract history buffs.
 
Change of seasons in '94 brought a range of activities, events

Change of seasons in '94 brought a range of activities, events

Monday, March 24, 2014
As March gave way to April in 1994, Jerry Jennings was enjoying his time as Albany's new mayor, people were finding things to do outside but Shenendehowa students were contemplating what life might have been like on Antarctica.
 
Irish-Americans celebrate heritage at St. Patrick’s festivities of ’98, ’99

Irish-Americans celebrate heritage at St. Patrick’s festivities of ’98, ’99

Friday, March 14, 2014
Toasts and tunes are always part of St. Patrick’s Day. There were plenty of both around the Capital Region in 1998 and 1999.
 
Time travel: Doctor would have loved area goings-on in March '84

Time travel: Doctor would have loved area goings-on in March '84

Monday, March 10, 2014
Doctor Who, the old television time lord himself, would have been impressed with Edwin Raynor, Jackie Kruk and other tech-minded teens in March 1984.
 
History keeps getting buried in and around Lake George
LAKE GEORGE

History keeps getting buried in and around Lake George

Monday, March 3, 2014
The French and Indian War battle won here by green Colonial troops is just a footnote in most history books. But the way Randy Patten sees it, the New England farmers who fell during an ambush that opened the fighting didn’t need to be buried a second time, 250 years later.
 
In March '74, actor Brolin made house call to help open health spa

In March '74, actor Brolin made house call to help open health spa

Monday, March 3, 2014
The European Health Spa in Niskayuna opened in 1974 with actor James Brolin and Miss New York JoAnn Miller — but without Atlas, as they'd hoped.
 
Magician, nurse, optimists among Feb. ’69 newsmakers

Magician, nurse, optimists among Feb. ’69 newsmakers

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Martene Martin’s mind was on magic. Stacey Dunn was thinking about hope. Sally Griffin stayed busy with athletics. Those three young women were in the pages of the Schenectady Gazette in February 1969 along with some optimists and Scouts.
 
Historian to discuss 18th century culture as it pertained to everyday people in Colonial times

Historian to discuss 18th century culture as it pertained to everyday people in Colonial times

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Eighteenth century scholars can give us a pretty good idea what it was like having Sunday dinner with Sir William Johnson, Philip Schuyler or John Sanders. But what about average folk?
 

Schuyler Mansion to dramatize 1793 fire, slave hangings for arson

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
“The Accused: Slavery and the Albany Fire of 1793,” a theatrical look at the events following a blaze at Schuyler Mansion, will be staged at the Albany landmark on Saturday.
 
Northup re-enactor to appear at Museum of Dance

Northup re-enactor to appear at Museum of Dance

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
This Sunday, for its third annual Black History Month Celebration, the National Museum of Dance features Solomon Northup re-enactor Clifford Oliver Mealy. “The past is too much of our present,” Mealy says. “My goal is to make people comfortable to talk about race.”
 
Scrapbook visits restaurants, club, grocery from '40s and '50s

Scrapbook visits restaurants, club, grocery from '40s and '50s

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
When people were in the mood for hamburgers and chicken dinners during the 1940s and 1950s, they were in the mood for Danny’s or the Ritz.
Music and passion were always in fashion at the Club — the 631 Night Club.
 
'40s flashback: Sears sale, Swan Cleaners strike made news in decade

'40s flashback: Sears sale, Swan Cleaners strike made news in decade

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
"Oil-o-Matic” was a key word for some people during the 1940s. For others, “auction” “strike” and “international relations” were in personal vocabularies.
 
Sworn in in ’48, Owen M. Begley vowed to be worthy of the people’s confidence

Sworn in in ’48, Owen M. Begley vowed to be worthy of the people’s confidence

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Owen M. Begley was honored to become mayor of Schenectady. “But with that honor comes many responsibilities,” Begley said, after taking the oath of office on Jan. 1, 1948. “I hope that in the performance of the duties of that office I will prove worthy of the confidence that you people of Schenectady have placed in me.”
 
Black film and discussion series probes civil rights struggle

Black film and discussion series probes civil rights struggle

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
A film and discussion series chronicling the struggle for civil rights will be held Saturdays in February, Black History Month, at the Schenectady County Historical Society
 
 

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