When artist and illustrator Norman Rockwell lived in Arlington, Vermont, from 1939 to 1953 he invited his rural neighbors to model for his famous illustrations. Not only Vermont residents, but also folks from just across the border in Washington County, New York, including residents of Cambridge, Salem, and especially Shushan. [Read more…] about Norman Rockwell’s Models
Constructed in 1822, the Glens Falls Feeder Canal runs from Glens Falls, Warren County, NY through Hudson Falls and into Fort Edward in Washington County. It is seven miles long and delivers water from above Glens Falls on the Hudson River to the highest point of the Champlain Canal. [Read more…] about Glens Falls Feeder Canal Program Set For Tuesday
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library has been awarded three grants for its project, Champlain Canal Stories, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening of the canal: $29,550 from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, in partnership with NEIWPCC, using funds awarded by the National Park Service, $11,950 from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, and $2,500 from the Capital District Library Council. [Read more…] about Champlain Canal Stories Receives Funding
Featuring 59 original Windfield Designs pieces from Folklife Center collections, including 8 objects from the Abby & Will Csaplar Lake George Collection, the exhibit showcases coin banks, recipe card houses, a music box, historic building façades, and miniatures. A timeline of the company is also featured. [Read more…] about Windfield Designs Exhibit Opens At Glens Falls Folklife Center
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and the Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour will host Forward Into Light Reimagined: A Suffrage Centennial Pageant on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 1 pm in Glens Falls City Park, Warren County, NY.
The suffrage pageant will feature local actors in white costumes performing the history of women’s rights throughout the ages, including a number of local suffragists. A selection of songs, including “The March of the Women” by Dame Ethel Smyth and “Only the Message Mattered” by Bob Warren, will feature local singers. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Pageant Planned for Glens Falls
The Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls has received a new collection of materials from Jon Patten on the history of the Adirondack branch of the D&H Railroad, from Saratoga Springs to Tahawus in Newcomb. [Read more…] about Folklife Center Acquires Unique Adirondack Railway Collection
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls has announced the return of its Folklife After Hours Series with Songs Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women by Tisha Dolton, set for Monday, March 29th. [Read more…] about Songs Of The Women’s Suffrage Movement Watch Party Monday