Junior Historians enjoy Fiber Workshop at the Museum

On Saturday, October 29th, Ms. Samantha Graves with Hoosac School, visited the museum to work with the Junior Historians on everything fiber! The students worked with different fiber types including cotton, flax, alpaca, and sheep and learned about how fiber is processed to yarn and then knitted or woven into fabrics. During the afternoon event, … Continue reading Junior Historians enjoy Fiber Workshop at the Museum

A New Audio Tour at the Bennington Battlefield

We have an audio tour! Thank you to Friends trustee Phil Holland, the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield, and Parks and Trails New York for making this improvement a reality. To experience the audio tour, simply point your smart phone's camera at any of the QR codes on our sign panels and a link will launch … Continue reading A New Audio Tour at the Bennington Battlefield

Upcoming Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker and NY State Park Historian David Pitlyk

Join us this Thursday, July 21st for our Annual Meeting featuring Guest Speaker David Pitlyk who will be speaking on Myths and Legends at the Battle of Bennington. This event is free and open to the general public. Following, enjoy refreshments and meet members of the Hoosick Township Historical Society Board of Trustees. Opportunities exist … Continue reading Upcoming Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker and NY State Park Historian David Pitlyk

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Map Looking for information on your home or property? The Library of Congress hosts digitized fire insurance maps from the Sanborn Map Company. The detail in these maps has been recognized as one of the most complete and accurate sources of materials related to dwellings in urban settings throughout the United States in … Continue reading Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Speakers Series Announced!

We have a lot of fun events planned for the 2022 season, including a Victorian Stroll and Found Negatives exhibit later in the year. For now, take a look at our line-up for the 2022 speakers series. National Park Historian, David Pitlyk, will join us this July with Myths and Legends relating to the Battle … Continue reading Speakers Series Announced!

Hoosac Students Churn it Up!

Delivering a bit of fun and feast 18th century style. Hoosac School History Club students enjoyed an afternoon learning about 18th century cooking with an oat-based New England-style boiled pudding along with an opportunity to churn butter using a plunger churn, a table-top churn, as well as a shaker. The boiled dinner was finished right … Continue reading Hoosac Students Churn it Up!

Presentation on the Daniel Shay Rebellion

Join fellow Hoosick History lovers for a presentation on the Shay’s Rebellion to be given by historian and author Daniel Bullen this April 2nd at 1pm at the Caretaker's House located at 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. With Honorable Rebellion, Bullen seeks to tell the story of this tumultuous post-revolutionary period from the … Continue reading Presentation on the Daniel Shay Rebellion

Happy Birthday George Washington!

By Katie R Brownell The Friends of Bennington Battlefield Junior Historians honored our Nation’s first president with a 290th birthday party at this month’s Junior Historian program.  In speaking with the kids who had been participating in the program at our January event, they all claimed that they knew everything there was to know about … Continue reading Happy Birthday George Washington!

Maple Grove Cemetery Records now available

In the spring of 2021 we started working with KOFILE Preservation in Essex, VT to preserve and digitize the Maple Grove Cemetery recording book. This book's first entry is Erastus Ball, date of death April 21, 1855.  The Hoosick Falls Cemetery Association was incorporated on May 7, 1854, and was signed by the chairman and … Continue reading Maple Grove Cemetery Records now available