Thomas Peebles (1729-1774) and his wife Elisabeth Bradt (1739-1806) began building a home in about 1763 (during the French sand Indian War) in the Van Schiack Patent at what is now known as Routes 4 and 32 at the intersection of Brookwood Road in Halfmoon, Saratoga County, NY (although it was then Halve Maen, on the northern frontier of Albany County). [Read more…] about The Peebles Family of Brookwood Manor
Peebles Island State Park
The mile-and-a-half Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor connects Green Island with Waterford, proceeds through Cohoes and north to Peebles Island State Park. The Corridor includes the Van Schaick Mansion, Matton Shipyard and Peebles Island State Park and follows the Delaware Avenue Trail portion of the State-wide Empire State Trail. [Read more…] about Cohoes Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor History Event
The Capital Region segment of the NYS Birding Trail is now open and is the sixth region to be completed. The region includes 29 sites on a mix of public and private lands throughout five counties. [Read more…] about Capital Region Segment of the NYS Birding Trail Opens
The public is invited to explore Delaware Avenue in Cohoes on Saturday, June 11th from 11 am to 4 pm.
A coalition of community organizations will be showcasing the corridor’s rich history with free re-enactments, walks, talks, and performances. [Read more…] about Cohoes’ Delaware Avenue History Celebration On Saturday