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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…
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