This week on “The Historians” podcast, C.S. Taylor discusses his historical novel Nadya’s War. The book describes how Russian women piloted bombers and fighter planes in World War II, most notably in the prolonged battle at Stalingrad.
This week on The Historians Podcast, curator and village historian Dennis Malcolm talks about the eclectic collections at the Village of Ames Museum. Ames, between Canajoharie and Sharon Springs, is one of the smallest incorporated villages in New York State. Author E.B. White’s talking mouse, Stuart Little, visited Ames in the 1940s and liked it very much.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Amsterdam NY city historian Robert von Hasseln, a retired U,S, Army lieutenant colonel, discusses the history of the Order of the Purple Heart and other military topics. He also has an update on a study of a former carpet mill power house in Amsterdam.
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This week on “The Historians” podcast, Jerry Snyder looks at the history of electric trolleys in Amsterdam, NY, including a progress report on a vintage trolley car restoration project. Snyder recently spoke to an overflow crowd on the topic at a meeting of Historic Amsterdam League, an organization he co-founded.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Baltimore sports writer John Eisenberg discusses his book The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record Eisenberg tells the story of baseball’s legendary Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig, who each achieved the record of most consecutive games played.
This week on “The Historians” podcast, tugboat captain and historian Art Cohn discusses canal schooners, the tractor trailers of the Erie Canal. Cohn was interviewed during the summer tour of the replica canal schooner Lois McClure. Also on this episode, a visit to an authors’ fair at the Fulton County Museum in Gloversville. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore covers the restoration project at the Green’s Corners one-room school, built in the 1800s in West Glenville, NY. Featured is a conversation with Ann Belfance Farina who is 100 years old and who attended the school in the 1920s. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss two of Bob’s Daily Gazette columns — one on Amsterdam, NY, opera singer Albert Sochin DaCosta and the other on late 19th century folk artist Kris Vogt, a homeless man who made sketches of the homes of others.