The names before "Guilderland"

GUILDERLAND — “From the West Manor of Rensselaerwyck to Westmere: Three Hundred and Fifty Years of Guilderland’s Place Names” will be the Guilderland Historical Society’s program at its Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting. Using photographs from the society’s extensive collection, I will describe the evolution of the names of our town’s communities from colonial days to the present. Some of these names are still in use, some are obsolete, and others are forgotten except by old-timers or local history buffs.

I have been reading, researching, and writing about Guilderland history in the historical society’s newsletter, “The Frederick House New,” for many years. Ico-authored with Alice Begley the Arcadia Press book “Guilderland, NY.”

The Feb. 16 meeting begins 7:30 p.m. at the Mynderse-Frederick House, 451 Route 146, Guilderland Center. Refreshments and a social hour will follow the program. For information about the program or possible weather cancellation, call (518) 861-8582.

Editor’s note: Mary Ellen Johnson is the vice president of the Guilderland Historical Society.


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