Long-term plans for the Johnson Hall State Historic Site call for enhancements to more fully describe the historic role that the Mohawk and other Native peoples played in colonial-era New York. [Read more…] about State Parks Plans To Expand Native Legacy At Johnson Hall
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is retired Army Colonel Dave Cummings who discusses efforts to research St. Joseph’s Shrine and its nearby cemetery in the Adirondack hill town of Bleecker, NY.
Constructed in the 1850s, St. Joseph’s Church, torn down in 1919, was the first Roman Catholic Church built in Fulton County. [Read more…] about Researching Fulton County’s First Roman Catholic Church
Even during the summer’s pandemic, development submittals to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), which oversees land use in the Adirondack Park, have not slowed very much.
Case in point: the proposed developer of Woodward Lake in Fulton County has submitted additional information to the APA this month of July. The Agency has issued multiple requests for additional information since the applicant, New York Land and Lakes LLC of Oneonta, first submitted an application in 2018. Their plan is to subdivide an undeveloped 1,100-acre lake and forest near Northville in the Adirondack Park into 37 second home lots, driveways and onsite septic. There is no public water or sewer here and the applicant proposes none. [Read more…] about Adirondack Park Developer Rejects Conservation Design
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Gloversville Leader Herald history columnist Peter Betz with a story about blackouts during World War II plus the tale of W.C. Porter, the absconding drummer and the story of a convicted man who convinced a friend to go to jail in his place. [Read more…] about World War II Blackouts in Fulton County
In the role of the glove industry in Fulton County is being explored in a series of displays and programs dubbed the Year of the Glove.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino, a Gloversville native, discusses the project. [Read more…] about Fulton County’s Year of the Glove Being Celebrated
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz has stories about a murderer who wanted to hang and a salesman who stole the goods he was supposed to sell. [Read more…] about Peter Betz’s Stories from Fulton, Hamilton Counties
This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and how the war impacted the Amsterdam, NY area. Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968. [Read more…] about World War One’s End in Montgomery, Fulton Counties
He also recounts issues with the Fulton County poor house in the 1800s. Peter Betz is the author of a history column in the Leader Herald newspaper. [Read more…] about A Fulton County Marbles Champion
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host Samantha Hall-Saladino, the Fulton County Historian, on Tuesday, November 20th for a presentation titled “Fulton County in Hollywood.” The NYS History Month program will be held in the Enders House and begins at 6:30 pm.
This program will explore Fulton County’s links to MGM Studios, the Schine theater empire and its connection to McCarthyism, local celebrities, and more in this presentation about the area’s silver screen history. As the historian, Hall-Saladino works to share and preserve the county’s extensive history through various avenues, including writing, educational programming, and advocacy. Samantha is also the Executive Director at the Albany County Historical Association. [Read more…] about Fulton Co In Hollywood Talk at Schoharie Crossing
This week on The Historians Podcast, the guest is Marcia Gillis, president of the board of the Fulton County Historical Society which operates the Fulton County Museum on Kingsboro Avenue in Gloversville.
A middle school history teacher, Gillis describes the collections of the museum and talks about this summer’s museum programs.