Historical society will use $3.5K grant to repair M.B. Earl Store

Susan Dee, president of the Clarksville Historical Society, at center, accepts a check for $3,535 from the Albany County Legislature. She is flanked by Chairman Andrew Joyce, at left, and legislator William Reinhardt who along with legislator Victoria Plotsky supported the grant application, which will be used to upgrade the old general store in Clarksville, now owned by the historical society.

To the Editor:

The Clarksville Historical Society recently received a 2019 Albany County Legislature grant award for $3,535 to make physical improvements to the M.B. Earl Store building. As president, I accepted the award on behalf of the historical society, one of 34 awardees to receive grants this year.

I was informed that many requests were turned away, making this year a highly competitive race. The award ceremony was held on June 27 in the atrium of the Times Union Center in Albany, with Chairman Andrew Joyce presiding.

The historical society would like to thank Victoria Plotsky and William Reinhardt, county legislators who supported its application. William Reinhardt received the check with President Dee. Russell Shaver, recording secretary, also attended.

The Clarksville Historical Society has many programs and activities that it offers to the community, the most well-known of which is Heritage Day. This year, the event will be held on Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clarksville Community Church. Raffles, drawings, vendors, artisans, and food will be offered. This year will see the return of Reptile Adventures, a very popular rehabilitator who allows attendees to handle the snakes and turtles.

Please join us and, if there are any questions, feel free to call me at 518-768-2940 or text me at 518-527-4466.

Susan Dee


Clarksville Historical Society

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