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

Helping to research military history

We have researched military history for many years, with research being done mainly through newspapers, letters, talking to family and the like. We get numerous requests from families to help them research their loved ones military history, most times it is to learn about, what they did in service and if they received any medals. … Continue reading Helping to research military history

First United Church Record Collection

When the First United Church was closing their doors, I was in charge of gathering all the books and documents relating to the life and history of the churches. Yes, you read that right, churches- meaning two! The First United Church was formed in 1950 when the Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church of … Continue reading First United Church Record Collection

The 2022 Calendars are here!

It’s that time of year! Our 2022 calendars are ready!. Secure yours today at $15.00! These beautiful calendars showcase the history of our region with photos carefully chosen by Hoosick Township Historical Society Trustees and friends. They make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves history and Hoosick Falls. In the meantime, your membership and … Continue reading The 2022 Calendars are here!

Wedding and Anniversary Announcement List

We now have Wedding and Anniversary Announcements from 1890-2006, categorized by the bride's maiden name followed by the groom's name available. Each book has it's own alphabetized list for the announcements we have. If you would like a copy of any, please send an email request or call and we can send you a copy. … Continue reading Wedding and Anniversary Announcement List

Clothing of the Battle of Bennington

Featuring Guest Speaker Eric Schnitzer NPS Ranger & Military Historian Join us on the lawn! It’s a rare thing in history to have a battle which was impacted by the clothing worn by its participants. The 1777 Battle of Bennington is just one example of such an event. Join Saratoga National Historical Partk’s Eric Schnitzer … Continue reading Clothing of the Battle of Bennington