This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore chronicles the final years of the carpet mills that had dominated the economic life of Amsterdam, New York. Also discussed: the importance of a Montgomery County church in the American Revolution. [Read more…] about The End of Amsterdam, New York’s Carpet City Days
This 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.
Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about The Civil War Dream Experience
The 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. [Read more…] about Collections Sought for Town of Minden History Fair
This 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. [Read more…] about Historians Podcast: Stories from Amsterdam, NY
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Tara Hime Norman discusses her book The Vindication of Lewis M. Roach (Dorrance, 2016) Norman makes the case that a Montgomery County trial convicted the wrong man in a sensational 1913 murder inside a rural farmhouse.
Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about The Vindication of Lewis M. Roach
This week on “The Historians” podcast Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss two of Bob’s recent Daily Gazette columns. One is on the life of Monsignor William Browne, who founded Amsterdam’s St. Mary’s Hospital and the other is a history of the Amsterdam Free Library. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Montgomery Co: St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam Free Library
Betz also recalls tales of horse runaways in Fulton County. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about The Origin Of The Name Tribes Hill
This week on “The Historians” podcast Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene explore a sensational 1895 murder case and its aftermath in Amsterdam; also, a Walt Disney subsidiary that did cartoon TV ads for Mohawk Carpets in the early 1950s. You can listen here. [Read more…] about Historians Podcast: Amsterdam History
This 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 [Read more…] about Pioneer Broadcaster A History Activist
This 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 [Read more…] about Amsterdam’s Green Hill Cemetery