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!
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!
Visit our Events page and find a timeline compiled by former town historian Gilbert E. Wright.
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
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
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=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
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”