GUILDERLAND — Historian Bruce Dearstyne has just published a book he hopes will be judged.

History is all around us although few of us delve in, as Christopher Philippo does, to find it.

Take women’s suffrage for instance.

For decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, late spring and early summer warm weather’s return brought several wealthy, prominent Albany families to the escarpment above Altamont to reop

BETHLEHEM — The National Votes for Women Trail goes through Bethlehem.

A marker was recently placed near the site of the long-gone “Glenmont on the Hudson” estate owned by Elisha Powell Hurlbut, originating the name of the modern-day Bethlehem hamlet of Glenmont. 

Harold Miller brought together people who cared about the Hilltowns — about its history and its future.

Jeff Perlee

“This is an activity about community,” says Perlee, a lawyer and Albany County legislator who describes himself as an amateur historian.

Donald Stauffer, Albany

ALBANY COUNTY — Jessica Serfilippi started her groundbreaking and myth-busting research on Alexander Hamilton the way she thinks any historian should — with an open mind, she says.

Patricia C. Bischof, as an adult, sat in a room in her mother’s house, crying, as she listened to the story of her mother’s life — a story she had never heard before.

Her mother, Ruth, was being filmed in the next room in an interview, which Bischof had set up, for the Shoah Foundation.

The proclamation event featured an array of honored guests, including State Senator Michelle Hinchey and Albany County legislators Jeff Perlee and Chris Smith.


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