This week on The Historians Podcast, Linda Wisniewski discusses her book Where the Stork Flies (Sand Hill Review Press, 2021), a time travel novel about a librarian who meets a 19th century ancestor and the medieval Polish Queen Jadwiga. There are several scenes in the author’s home town of Amsterdam, New York, as well as scenes in Poland in 1825. [Read more…] about A Time Travel Novel Visits Amsterdam, NY
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David Pietrusza, author of the new memoir, Too Long Ago: A Childhood Memoir. A Vanished World (2020), is set to discuss the book with Bob Cudmore, host of the The Historians Podcast on Tuesday, February 9th in a live Zoom event. [Read more…] about Author to Discuss New Amsterdam, NY, Centered Memoir
This week on The Historians Podcast, Jerry Snyder of Historic Amsterdam League recounts the story of the League’s popular “ghost tours” of Amsterdam’s Green Hill Cemetery. He also discusses the history of the Amsterdam Fire Department.
This week on The Historians Podcast, David Pietrusza discusses his memoir Too Long Ago: A Childhood Memory, A Vanished World about his Amsterdam, NY, roots. Pietrusza is a historian who has written books about presidential elections and other topics. He and podcast host Bob Cudmore were raised in the Reid Hill section of Amsterdam, a primarily Polish-American neighborhood in the 1950s. [Read more…] about Growing Up in Amsterdam, NY, in the 1950s
This week on The Historians Podcast, Dan Weaver discusses his latest book containing 60 of his local history columns, most of which first appeared in the Amsterdam Recorder — Between the Cracks: Forgotten Stories of Amsterdam, N.Y. and the Mohawk Valley (2020). [Read more…] about Forgotten Mohawk Valley Stories (Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast, a look back at movie star Kirk Douglas’s roots in Amsterdam, NY, featuring WGY radio audio from June 1, 1985, Kirk Douglas Day in Amsterdam. Then Governor Mario Cuomo was the featured speaker as a city park was named for the famous actor. [Read more…] about Kirk Douglas Day in Amsterdam, NY
This week on The Historians Podcast, the guest is Susan Leath, town historian of Bethlehem, NY — did explorer Henry Hudson land there? Plus, WAMC public radio’s Lucas Willard interviews Bob Cudmore on the impact Kirk Douglas had on his hometown, Amsterdam, NY. [Read more…] about Henry Hudson and Bethlehem, NY (Podcast)
Legendre was descended from the Amsterdam, New York, Sanfords who made a fortune in the carpet industry. [Read more…] about Gertrude Sanford Legendre: Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Maria Riccio Bryce who discusses her musical production Home Again which deals with her hometown of Amsterdam, NY. The production can be seen February 21-23 at Amsterdam High School. Proceeds benefit Amsterdam Free Library. [Read more…] about Musical Highlights Amsterdam History
This week on The Historians Podcast with Bob Cudmore, Czech filmmaker Andrea Culkova discusses her current work-in-progress, The Magic Carpet. The documentary is about a carpet manufacturer in the Czech Republic but Culkova’s research recently took her to Amsterdam, NY, for a video shoot and interviews regarding the years when Amsterdam was called the Carpet City. [Read more…] about Amsterdam, the Carpet City, Connects to Czech Republic