It’s that time of year! Our 2022 calendars are ready for preorder. Secure yours today at $12.50! These beautiful calendars showcase the history of our region with photos carefully chosen by Hoosick Township Historical Society Trustees and friends. They make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves history and Hoosick Falls. In the meantime, your … Continue reading The 2022 Calendars are here!
Featuring Guest Speaker Eric Schnitzer NPS Ranger & Military Historian Join us on the lawn! It’s a rare thing in history to have a battle which was impacted by the clothing worn by its participants. The 1777 Battle of Bennington is just one example of such an event. Join Saratoga National Historical Partk’s Eric Schnitzer … Continue reading Clothing of the Battle of Bennington
While you're at the museum this Thursday for our first Open Air Art Show on the lawn, be sure to purchase your ticket to win the beautiful "Flowers in the Attic Window" quilt by local artist Diane Ahrberg. Print your ticket(s) in advance and drop it/them off this weekend or any time before the drawing … Continue reading It’s Raffle Time!
Hoosick Township Historical Society Director, Joyce Brewer, stands with Hawthorne descendant Wayne DeSorb beside the newly installed historic marker celebrating the life of Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient Harris S. Hawthorne. This past weekend, the Hoosick Township Historical Society celebrated Armed Forces Day with the unveiling of a new historic marker celebrating Civil War … Continue reading Celebrating Harris Hawthorne
Visit our Events page and find a timeline compiled by former town historian Gilbert E. Wright.
Col. John Peters Autobiography used in his application for relief to the British government. June 5th, 1786, Pimlico, London, England SIR, I do not mean to take any pride from family, as you will conceive, nor to boast. of my exploits, but to relate my story in simplicity. I was born in Hebron, in Connecticut, … Continue reading The Loyalist Perspective
By Jason Dzembo Nestled back on a grassy hill, just off the intersection of Hill Road and State Route 7, sits an unassuming green building. This building, the Grange Hall, is also the current home of Van Rensselaer-Star No. 400, F. & A.M., a stalwart Lodge of Freemasons, working to improve themselves and the communities in which … Continue reading Freemasons in Hoosick
Up at the Hoosac School, there’s a long-standing story passed down through generations of faculty and students crediting the invention of the incandescent light to a Tibbits family member and not to Thomas Edison. In fact, a letter from the 1940s discovered in the Hoosac archives, outright claims Edison stole the idea for the incandescent … Continue reading A Hoosac Myth Leads to an Extraordinary Discovery
Hoosick Falls is no stranger to murder and mystery and on October 24th, listen to three such tales by the fire on the lawn at the museum. In the meantime, here’s an examination of one such crime still echoing through the valley of the owls more than 221 years later. It was October 15th, 1799. … Continue reading A Mapletown Murder
What better way to welcome the autumn of the year than with family and friends and stories by the fire? Join us at the Louis Miller Museum this October 24th at 6pm as we hear stories of mystery, mayhem, and dare we say murder in the Valley of the Owl. Bring masks, chairs, and blankets … Continue reading Cozy up by the fire…