By James F. Mooney Chief of Police, Hoosick Falls, New York, as Told to John S. Thorp Rick Brownell as Police Chief Mooney at Murder in the Valley of the Owl (October 24, 2020). The ghost of Hoosick Falls rose from its grave that stormy, windy night in April . The ghost occupied the old … Continue reading The Skeleton That Came to Life
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
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"
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
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