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The Civil War Dream Experience


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The Historians LogoThis week on “The Historians” podcast, Wanda Burch discusses her book, The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs.  Singer-songwriter John Kenosian has set some of these letters and memoirs to music.  Kenosian and Burch are performing a concert series in New York’s Montgomery County called Home Voices: The American Civil War Experience through Words and Music.

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Collections Sought for Town of Minden History Fair


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Fort Plain Museum Board of Trustee Peter CouserThe Town of Minden will hold its 3rd Annual History Fair on Saturday June 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm. The event is a chance for local history enthusiasts to show their collections and exchange information on the history of Fort Plain, the Town of Minden and greater Montgomery County.

Those with large collections may reserve table space for exhibition but residents are encouraged to bring their own interesting “pieces of history” for viewing and discussion. An antique appraiser will be on hand to offer his opinion on the value of individual items. Continue reading

Historians Podcast: Stories from Amsterdam, NY


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The Historians LogoThis week on The Historians Podcast, Michael Cinquanti has stories from his book A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam N.Y. Birthdays: Second edition (Genium, 2016)  Cinquanti has tales about Amsterdam’s connections to the sinking of the Titanic, a priest who wrote best sellers and a federal official in the Civil War who pioneered in hiring women to work in government.  Listen to the podcast here.     Continue reading

Pioneer Broadcaster A History Activist


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The Historians LogoThis week “The Historians” podcast features Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discussing two history topics. Pioneer New York City broadcaster Edythe Meserand moved upstate and became the driving force in restoration of an eighteenth century church in the Montgomery County town of Charleston. And there once was a superhighway idea, proposed unsuccessfully in the 1960s and 1970s, to build a high speed road linking upstate New York and northern New England. You can listen here Continue reading

Amsterdam’s Green Hill Cemetery


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The Historians LogoThis 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 Continue reading

The Revolutionary War And The Mohawk Valley


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The Historians LogoThis week “The Historians” podcast features Brian Mack of the Fort Plain Museum in the Mohawk Valley who has led an effort on social media to draw attention to the region’s importance during the American Revolution. Through social media and the launch of a yearly conference, Mack and Norm Bollen of the Fort Plain Museum have reached out to historic sites clustered near Exit 29 of the New York State Thruway. You can listen to the podcast here. Continue reading