Many Loyalists ended up, as did DeBruin’s ancestors, settling in Canada. She was a speaker at this year’s conference on the American Revolution sponsored by the Fort Plain Museum.
This week on The Historians podcast, Amsterdam Recorder columnist Dan Weaver discusses Philips Park, a recreational site in the town of Florida, NY, in the Mohawk Valley that closed after brutal murders in 1950. Weaver also looks at the history of an early settlement of free African Americans in the area. He operates the Bookhound bookstore in Amsterdam, NY. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week on The Historians Podcast, Russell Shorto discusses his new book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom. Shorto spoke earlier this month at the Fort Plain NY Museum’s American Revolution conference in the Mohawk Valley. He is also author of the best-selling history of New York City, The Island at the Center of the World. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week on The Historians podcast, Andy Pragacz from the Bundy Museum of History and Art in Binghamton, NY tells us about the museum and the Bundy company, makers of time clocks. The firm was a predecessor of IBM. The Bundy Museum’s new community radio station, WBDY, carries episodes of The Historians Podcast Sundays at 4:30 pm. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week on The Historians Podcast, producer Tim Welch discusses his documentary on the history of Wilton, the town that led the economic resurgence of Saratoga County New York in the last half of the 20th century.
Wendel is the author of a family memoir about the 1960s medical team at Roswell Park in Buffalo who made great strides in treating cancer: Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia (ILR Press, 2018). Continue reading