We are very excited about dedicating new historical markers

To the Editor:

Thank you very much for the kind words offered to the members of the Guilderland Historic Society regarding the current markers as well as the forthcoming new markers in your editorial of Jan. 5, 2023 in The Altamont Enterprise [“Recognizing our history helps define our place in the world”]. 

These new markers are the work of several members of the Guilderland Historic Society — Bill Kidd, Tom Capuano, Bill Johnson, Mary Ellen Johnson, Jim Begley, Ryan and Lucinda Caruso, and Bob Sheehan — and Town Historian Ann Wemple-Person, Town Supervisor Peter Barber,and Town Clerk Lynne Buchanan who have all lent a hand.

Special thanks to the late Arthur Gregg, William Brinkman, Roger Keenholts, Fred Abele and Alice Begley who were all past historians of the town of Guilderland and on whose work the present 42 markers are based. The new markers are as follows:

— McKownville-Country Club Highlands Historic District;

— Early Turnpike; and

— Fullers.

In the spring, there will be individual dedications for each of these markers. You are invited. Information on place, time, and dates will be forthcoming.

We in the Guilderland Historical Society are very excited about these dedications and we hope that many of you will take part.

John B. Haluska



Historical Society

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