This week on The Historians Podcast, Caryl Hopson and Susan Perkins discuss a book they have edited, Murder and Mayhem in Herkimer County. One chapter describes the death of Grace Brown, which inspired Theodore Dreiser’s novel An American Tragedy. [Read more…] about Murder and Mayhem in Herkimer County
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Montgomery County historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar discussing an audio tour along the Erie Canal Bikeway in that county. Bob Cudmore reads three vignettes from the tour — Fort Klock, the Noses and the Putman Canal Store. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Biking in Montgomery Co
This week on The Historians Podcast, hear excerpts from a dozen episodes of The Historians Podcast from 2019, ranging from stories about George Washington to the anniversary of the first moon landing. Heard on the episode are Norm Bollen, Nick Bunker, Patricia Walsh Chadwick, Richard Ratajak, Beth Hill, Maeve McEneny, Rod Pyle, Curt Breneman, Dan Weaver, Samantha Hall-Saladino, Charles Postel, Bill Buell and Leigh Eckmair. [Read more…] about Weekend Listen: 2019 Historians Podcast In Review
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Marty Brounstein, author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. The book tells the story of Frans and Mien Wijnakker, two Dutch Christians who sheltered Dutch Jews in World War II. [Read more…] about A Story from the Holocaust in Holland
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Leigh Eckmair, village of Gilbertsville and town of Butternuts historian in Otsego County, New York. She explains why the village of Gilbertsville has been named an historic district. [Read more…] about Historic Buildings in Gilbertsville, NY (Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast, Marta McDowell discusses her book about a 19th century American poet, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life. McDowell was gardener-in-residence last year at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. [Read more…] about Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is William Schaberg who takes a look at the early history of Alcoholics Anonymous in his book Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A. Schaberg is a rare book dealer in Fairfield, Connecticut. [Read more…] about Early Days of Alcoholics Anonymous
This week on The Historians podcast, Diana Waite discusses her book The Architecture of Downtown Troy: An Illustrated History. Waite, who lives in Troy, served a decade as executive director of the Preservation League of New York State. [Read more…] about Downtown Troy’s Historic Architecture (Historians Podcast)
This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Bill Buell who discusses his new book on Schenectady’s socialist mayor, George Lunn: The 1912 Socialist Victory in Schenectady. Buell is Schenectady County historian and worked many years as a reporter and feature writer for the Daily Gazette.
You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Schenectady’s Socialist Mayor (Historians Podcast)
This week on The Historians Podcast, Arthur Piccolo has stories about the fascinating history of New York City’s oldest public park, Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.