This week on The Historians Podcast, Jerry Snyder delves into the 12 year history of Historic Amsterdam League, founded by Snyder and city historian Rob von Hasseln. [Read more…] about The Historic Amsterdam League
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On Wednesday July 19th the Historic Amsterdam League will sponsor a presentation by League trustee Jerry Snyder on the history and development of the city’s street railway system from its inception as a 1½ mile horse car railroad to its final days as part of one of the largest electric railroads in the region, stretching from Gloversville to Schenectady.
Amsterdam’s first streetcar rolled down the tracks of East Main Street on July 22nd, 1873; its last followed the same route in the early morning hours of June 29th, 1938, passing into history and for the most part, oblivion. [Read more…] about Historic Amsterdam League Trolley Talk July 19th
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Kyle Jenks portrays President James Madison. Madison and Thomas Jefferson toured New York and New England in 1791. The episode was recorded at a meeting of Historic Amsterdam League.
This week “The Historians” podcast features Jerry Snyder of Historic Amsterdam League talking about their Ghosts of the Past Tours, which take place in Green Hill Cemetery Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. Amsterdam’s Green Hill Cemetery, opened in 1858 and expanded in 1865, was designed by Burton A. Thomas, who also designed Vale Cemetery in Schenectady and Albany Rural Cemetery. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/obudmore/bryan-mackfort-plain-museumthe-historianssunday-october-11-2015 [Read more…] about Amsterdam’s Green Hill Cemetery
The Mohawk Teepee was the brainchild of Myron and Lidia Bazar, both natives of Ukraine. Myron was born in Ternopil and Lidia in Boryslav, according to Ukrainian Weekly. [Read more…] about Amsterdam Icon: The Mohawk Teepee