“Sing a song of sixpence, and eke of dollar bills,” he wrote in a poetic ditty, published October 3rd, 1922 in The Post-Star of Glens Falls. “Four and thirty thousand fans, paying for their thrills.” [Read more…] about 1922 World Series Was First To Be Broadcast
A July 1876 heat wave ripened Washington County garden crops early.
“Peas, summer squash and cucumbers are plenty,” The Granville Sentinel reported on July 21st. “The mercury climbs up every day into the nineties and drops only to seventy or eighty at night.” [Read more…] about July On The Farm In The 19th Century
One Hundred and Fifty Years ago, on July 15th, 1871, a news article appeared in the Saturday edition of the Ballston [Saratoga County] Journal, “Wm Brown and John Parent are preparing the foundations for two fine houses on Bath Street, opposite the Washington Spring.”
Brown’s house would not be the typical gable-roofed residence, But a fashionable French-Gothic Mansard. The post-civil war period was known for unabashed ostentation. Suppliers, manufacturers, and financiers had profited greatly from the government’s need to equip and maintain its armed forces. There was so many nouveau riche showing off their wealth, it was fashionable to do so. [Read more…] about Ballston Spa’s Éclair House: Some History
The Glens Falls Collaborative has announced the summer food festival Take a Bite will begin on Wednesday, July 7th, and will run every Wednesday through August 25th, from 5 to 7 pm in Downtown Glens Falls. [Read more…] about Take A Bite: Glens Falls Weekly Food Fest Returns
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 Glens Falls Collaborative has announced the return of its summer food festival, Take a Bite, starting Wednesday, July 7th, and running every Wednesday through August 25th, from 5 to 7 pm. [Read more…] about Glens Falls’ Annual Food Festival Sign-Up Underway
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, Warren County, NY, has announced the extension of the current exhibition, Equali-tea: Suffragist Tea Cozies in Redwork: A Centennial Suffrage Exhibition through summer 2021.
The suffrage centennial exhibit is the work of embroiderer Tisha Dolton. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Embroidery Exhibit Extended Through Summer
This week on The Historians Podcast, professional engineer Darren Tracy of Saratoga Springs discusses historic preservation and describes a project he undertook restoring a “tiny house” in Glens Falls, New York. [Read more…] about A Professional Engineer’s View of Historic Preservation
“Rather a peculiar thing happened a few days ago,” Lieutenant Howard Smith of Hudson Falls wrote his mother from a military hospital in France on December 26th, 1918. “One of the orderlies of this ward found a picture of me in The Post-Star while he was in another ward. It was an account of my getting a Boche.” [Read more…] about A First World War Holiday Miracle
The new feature documentary, My Native Air: Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks, co-produced by MDT Publishing and Snarky Aardvark Films, is premiering on-demand in a limited run from January 15th to February 15th, 2021. [Read more…] about Charles Evans Hughes Documentary Premiering Online