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Many turned out for Aaron Burr’s Johnstown visit

June 20, 2016 “Hamilton,” the Broadway musical written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations last month. more »»

 
 
 
Time to bust myths about some local history

May 9, 2016 I believe that history is often more fascinating than fiction. Sometimes, though, stories are created, passed down through generations and become inseparable with fact. more »»

Kassons were strong supporters of city library

April 11, 2016 At the end of last year, the Gloversville Public Library was awarded a Regional Economic Development Council grant to make necessary upgrades and improvements to the historic 111-year-old Carnegie... more »»

Comstock designed iconic local buildings

March 14, 2016 There’s no denying that Fulton County has some beautiful buildings. Not only that, but there’s a great representation of a variety of eras and styles of architecture, as well. more »»

Quilt’s origin traced to Fulton County Infirmary

February 15, 2016 When a loved one dies, family members are often tasked with cleaning out the home or apartment, sorting through the material items left behind and selling, donating or giving away. more »»

Spiritualist church had presence in county

January 18, 2016 If you opened an issue of a local paper anytime between 1916 and 1963, chances are you may have spotted a notice from the First Spiritualist Church of Gloversville — perhaps they were advertising on... more »»

Decorated soldier had connection to area

December 7, 2015 As so often happens while doing historical research, I was looking into a specific topic and stumbled, totally on accident, onto another that caught my eye. more »»

Lively fairgrounds once stood in Johnstown

November 9, 2015 It’s difficult to imagine a horse race taking place in the middle of Johnstown, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, a horse track was laid out in the area near present-day Townsend Avenue and... more »»

Murders in Broadalbin shocked community

October 12, 2015 Late on the evening of July 28, 1938, a huge barn fire drew the residents of Mills Corners in Broadalbin out of their homes. The flames lit up the night sky for several miles around. more »»

Eaton led local concerts, wrote military music

September 14, 2015 Fulton County has long been home to talented musicians and performers; many of us have enjoyed live music by the Gloversville Civic Band and the Johnstown Citizens band, among many others. more »»

Loyalist raid claimed life of Putman and son

August 17, 2015 Just along Route 29, just before Hales Mills Road Extension meets the highway, is a historic marker along the side of the road at the tree line. more »»

Gloversville was home to busy record plant

July 20, 2015 I’m sure many readers remember the days of listening to their favorite tunes by putting a 45 on the record player, dropping the needle, and bopping along to The Beatles or Connie Francis or whatever... more »»

Gloversville airport was established in 1928

June 8, 2015 For thousands of years, humans have desired to conquer the sky. more »»

Ku Klux Klan was active in Fulton County

May 11, 2015 When most of us think of the Ku Klux Klan, we imagine groups of hooded men burning crosses and terrorizing areas in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and other southern states. more »»

Local sanitarium housed tuberculosis patients

April 13, 2015 By Tuberculosis, also known as consumption or the White Plague, was rampant in the 1800s and early 1900s U.S. and Europe. more »»

Local soldiers served in Civil War regiment

March 16, 2015 During the Civil War, New York state provided between 400,000 and 460,000 military recruits — more than any other state in the Union and far more than any other Confederate state. more »»

Local children’s outings were popular in 1920s

March 2, 2015 These days, it’s almost unimaginable to parents to send their children off for an out-of-town day trip without a plethora of safety measures and permission slips, proper insurance, and a certain... more »»

End of ‘homework’ cut fabric of community

February 16, 2015 Like many Gloversville natives, I have a line of glove industry workers in my family. My dad worked for a number of different manufacturers, doing all kinds of jobs, but mostly tanning and dyein. more »»

Broadalbin’s history, landscape inspired fiction writer Chambers

February 2, 2015 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broadalbin is nestled in the fork of North Main Street and North Street. more »»

Caroga was home to Pulitzer Prize winner

January 19, 2015 At the turn of the 20th century, Caroga was a haven for artists, musicians, authors and creators. more »»

Women had vital roles in World War II effort

January 5, 2015 After the end of World War II in 1945, Albert Speer, the head of Nazi war production, commented on the role of American women in the war effort: “How wise you were to bring your women into your... more »»

 
 
 

 

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Arts grants opportunities for 2014

October 8, 2013 Saratoga Arts has announced the following information about its 2014 grant program in Fulton and Montgomery counties: Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG) provides funding for arts & cultura... more »

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