Author Kathleen “Chip” Twellman Haley’s new book, Rome Through Our History, Volume II, includes 51 recent columns on Rome, NY history.
As a volunteer for the Rome Historical Society, Haley has written hundreds of local history columns that have been published in the Seven-Day Sentinel. In 2016 she published the first collection of her columns. This second book includes columns including those about John Philip Sousa’s performance in Rome; Rome’s historic homes and other buildings; the pilot who landed the first B-52, Mohawk Valley, at Griffiss; the local Underground Railroad; the Alley Oop statue at Griffiss; and more.
Haley sources much of her columns on research at the Rome Historical Society, from the archives of the Rome Daily Sentinel, and interviews (she is a retired Daily Sentinel news editor). Rome Historical Society volunteer Michael Huchko assembled the book’s photos from the Society’s collections.
The new 112-page paperback book will be available for $15 at the Rome Historical Society, which is open from 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday-Friday and 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Historical Society. Call the Society at (315) 336-5870 for more information. Copies of Haley’s first book are also on sale at the Society, along with several other local history books.
Both books can also be purchased by sending a check to Haley for $20 each, which includes shipping and handling. Checks can be sent to her at 9434 Sly Hill Road, Ava, NY 13303. Books can also be purchased via PayPal, by e-mailing Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org.