Gilbert Wright, a lifelong member of the Hoosick Township Historical Society passed away on February 21, 2021 at the age of 92. Gilbert served as the Town of Hoosick Historian, as a HTHS board member, colleague in education, and a wonderful friend. His knowledge of the history of our community is preserved in the many … Continue reading Thank you Gilbert Wright
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
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
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
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
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
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