Marilyn Miles

NEW SCOTLAND — The M.B. Earl Store building in the hamlet of Clarksville will be open on Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Photographs of Clarksville’s past will be on display at the old general store. The displays will include genealogy of some of our local families.

NEW SCOTLAND — What was everyday life like in the 18th Century?  How did people take care of their most basic needs?  Before there was hot and cold running water, flush toilets and all the amenities of today, how did individuals cope with cleanliness and sanitation?

CLARKSVILLE — Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church to meet Solomon Northrup, the central figure of the movie “12 Years A Slave.” 

CLARKSVILLE — Join us on Wednesday, on June 3 at the Clarksvill Historical Society meeting, when Dietrich Ghering will discuss the impact of hops today and his efforts to re-establish a commercially viable Helderberg hops farm in the shadow of the Helderbergs near Indian Ladder Farms.

CLARKSVILLE — The pictorial history of Clarksville will be presented by Town of New Scotland Historian Robert Parmenter on Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church.

NEW SCOTLAND — On Oct. 1, Louise A. Basa, of the Schenectady County Community College Archaeology Program, will present recent discoveries in the Schenectady Stockade.

CLARKSVILLE — Spend an entertaining, fun-filled hour with captain Henry Hudson and learn about his sailing career of some 400 years ago.  His third exploratory voyage, in 1609, brought him to Mannahatta, the “Island of Many Hills” which is today’s Manhattan Island.

CLARKSVILLE — It is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, but do you know what our state did during this war, which was fought largely within the borders of New York?  This war is now a “huh?” event but it had impact in almost every region of the state. 

NEW SCOTLAND — On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Clarksville Historical Society presents “Civil War Camp Music” with Uncle Billy’s Balladeers.

The interactive theater performance, featuring songs and poems of the Civil War, starts at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church on Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville.

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