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…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRfinEPoUFY&feature=youtu.be Grandma Moses "Battle of Bennington"
Marker's Octagon Realty, located in the historic octagon home on River Street, was founded by Richard and Marge Marker. Listen as Richard recounts stories of life in rural Hoosick Falls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGByIRhTndk&t=360s Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozJANXOOgWQ Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL7pd7pf8Pc Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XuuybdIyic See related story, "Raise a glass"
Photo by Donald Betit Donald Betit grew up in West Hoosick, NY with his mother, brother, and four sisters. In 2014, Donald was diagnosed with throat cancer and required around-the-clock care while combating the illness. He moved in with Judy Bishop in Hoosick Falls where he has lived since while undergoing multiple treatments and endured … Continue reading Speaking through the lens
You can glean a lot from a walk through a cemetery: Family names, birth and death dates, and how individuals are related. Be sure to visit our ever-expanding online records which include cemetery records for currently maintained graveyards as well as family plots and even those sites that have been relocated. Go to our Places … Continue reading Places everyone!
Meet the artist in person and see the many wonderful works of Barbara Gifford depicting local homes and scenes from Groveside and West Hoosick!