This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and how the war impacted the Amsterdam, NY area. Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968. [Read more…] about World War One’s End in Montgomery, Fulton Counties
He also recounts issues with the Fulton County poor house in the 1800s. Peter Betz is the author of a history column in the Leader Herald newspaper. [Read more…] about A Fulton County Marbles Champion
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host Samantha Hall-Saladino, the Fulton County Historian, on Tuesday, November 20th for a presentation titled “Fulton County in Hollywood.” The NYS History Month program will be held in the Enders House and begins at 6:30 pm.
This program will explore Fulton County’s links to MGM Studios, the Schine theater empire and its connection to McCarthyism, local celebrities, and more in this presentation about the area’s silver screen history. As the historian, Hall-Saladino works to share and preserve the county’s extensive history through various avenues, including writing, educational programming, and advocacy. Samantha is also the Executive Director at the Albany County Historical Association. [Read more…] about Fulton Co In Hollywood Talk at Schoharie Crossing
This week on The Historians Podcast, the guest is Marcia Gillis, president of the board of the Fulton County Historical Society which operates the Fulton County Museum on Kingsboro Avenue in Gloversville.
A middle school history teacher, Gillis describes the collections of the museum and talks about this summer’s museum programs.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Peter Betz, history columnist for the Leader Herald newspaper in Gloversville, has stories on the local impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic, some notorious Fulton County jail escapes, and the Airship Gelatin, funded by Johnstown’s Knox family.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium will place a historic plaque in front of the historic Fulton County Courthouse on the corner of S. William and W. Main Streets, in Johnstown where Stanton’s father, Judge Daniel Cady, practiced law.
Active since 2006, ECSWC is a collective of eight women’s organizations from Fulton and Montgomery Counties committed to honoring and continuing the advocacy for women pioneered by Johnstown native Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Consortium supports women’s education, history, culture, leadership and equity through a variety of activities. [Read more…] about Suffrage Plaque Dedication at Fulton County Courthouse, Johnstown
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Gloversville Leader Herald columnist Peter Betz has stories about animals making history, an attempted bombing of a Fulton County deputy sheriff’s car and a nostalgic look back at the introduction of television in the 1940s and 1950s. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Animals Making History in Fulton County
This week on “The Historians” podcast, sports historian Mike Hauser explores Fulton County connections to major league baseball. For example, Jack McKeon, who played for the Gloversville Glovers in 1950, managed the Florida Marlins to a World Series victory in 2003. Hauser writes a column on local sports history for the Gloversville Leader Herald. Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Fulton County Sports History Recalled
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will welcome Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino as she presents a talk on the women of Fulton County and their roles in World War One and World War Two.
This free presentation will be held in the Enders House on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter on August 23rd starting at 6:30 pm. [Read more…] about Fulton County Women in the World Wars
One of the real pleasures in researching and writing When Men and Mountain Meet was exploring the actual sites of the historic places mentioned in my book: the little town of Castorland on the Black River, the LeRay Mansion at Fort Drum, Gouverneur Morris’ Mansion at Natural Dam and David Parish’s house, now the Remington Art Museum, in Ogdensburg. And then there was finding Zephaniah Platt’s grave in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, in Lake Placid the site of the 1813 Elba Iron and Steel Manufacturing works , Charles Herreshoff’s flooded iron ore mine in Old Forge and the complex of building foundations that made up John Thurman’s 1790 development at Elm Hill.
There was one site, however, that was a little harder to locate than the others; Sir William Johnson’s fishing camp “Fish House”. [Read more…] about The Mystery of William Johnson’s ‘Fish House’