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

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!

A Hoosac Myth Leads to an Extraordinary Discovery

Up at the Hoosac School, there‚Äôs 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

WAMC tackles the question: Who was the real Natty Bumppo?

Who was the real Natty Bumppo? For more than 100 years, historians in both Hoosick Falls and Cooperstown have attempted to demonstrate they are home to the man who was the inspiration for a number of characters in James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. Was it David Shipman of Fly Creek, NY or Nathaniel Shipman of … Continue reading WAMC tackles the question: Who was the real Natty Bumppo?