Wedding and Anniversary Announcement List

We now have Wedding and Anniversary Announcements from 1890-2006, categorized by the bride's maiden name followed by the groom's name available. Each book has it's own alphabetized list for the announcements we have. If you would like a copy of any, please send an email request or call and we can send you a copy. … Continue reading Wedding and Anniversary Announcement List

The Life and Crimes of Winslow Russell

On October 24th, we presented the accounts of several Hoosick murders in a dramatic fashion on the lawn of the museum. During this event, Zachary Green of Buskirk portrayed the infamous scoundrel, Winslow Russell, wearing a top hat, long coat, and testy attitude. The script he used - abridged slightly from Russell's original - is … Continue reading The Life and Crimes of Winslow Russell

Sid Brown’s Photographic Journey

Featured will be a multitude of photographs taken by noted area photojournalist Sid Brown. This is the third Open Air exhibit the Historical Society has hosted this season. WHAT: Sid Brown’s Photographic Journey WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2020 (Rain date: September 27) TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Louis Miller Museum, 166 Main Street, … Continue reading Sid Brown’s Photographic Journey

Raise a glass to rosen rye and Walter A. Wood

Nothing is more exciting than getting a call asking if we would like to see Walter A. Wood equipment in use. In mid-July that's just what happened. Gary Fuess, a 1961 graduate of Delaware Valley University, called to tell me the university was hosting an “Historic Harvesting” event on July 16th. Focus of the event … Continue reading Raise a glass to rosen rye and Walter A. Wood

Town of Hoosick becomes a “Purple Heart Community”

The Purple Heart, the oldest and most prestigious military award was started by General George Washington in 1782. At that time, it was called the Badge of Military Merit. On February 22, 1932 General George MacArthur revived the Purple Heart on the bicentennial of Washington’s birthday.  Currently, the Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in … Continue reading Town of Hoosick becomes a “Purple Heart Community”

BEYOND THE NAMES

By Emma Hall My knowledge and interest in Hoosick’s fallen soldiers began in 2017 with the Town of Hoosick Tribute Flag Program, when I picked up a flyer at my church and knew immediately I had to get involved. Young Private Robert Kent Gardner, who died at age 17 during World War One, was the … Continue reading BEYOND THE NAMES

Story of the Liberty flag

Liberty Memorial Park is a culmination of many years of hard work. The flag Liberty started her journey flying over the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC in 2013. From there Liberty flew over every grave site of each Town of Hoosick soldier who died in service to our country. This was a huge undertaking … Continue reading Story of the Liberty flag