Celebrating Harris Hawthorne

Hoosick Township Historical Society Director, Joyce Brewer, stands with Hawthorne descendant Wayne DeSorb beside the newly installed historic marker celebrating the life of Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient Harris S. Hawthorne. This past weekend, the Hoosick Township Historical Society celebrated Armed Forces Day with the unveiling of a new historic marker celebrating Civil War … Continue reading Celebrating Harris Hawthorne

Freemasons in Hoosick

By Jason Dzembo  Nestled back on a grassy hill, just off the intersection of Hill Road and State Route 7, sits an unassuming green building. This building, the Grange Hall, is also the current home of Van Rensselaer-Star No. 400, F. & A.M., a stalwart Lodge of Freemasons, working to improve themselves and the communities in which … Continue reading Freemasons in Hoosick

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