“It’s the 100th anniversary of World War I, and I figured there’s no sense having it hidden away.” 

Pat Canaday, Altamont Fair

Surprising facts about the new Guilderland town historian, Ann Wemple-Person, include that she knows how to wrangle chickens and drive a tractor.

The second hilltowns regional historical summit was held on Saturday to discuss and plan events that would promote history in the region, from Middleburgh to Duanesburg to New Scotland. At the meeting, it was decided to pursue setting up events and exhibits centering around local industry, alcohol production, and the Prohibition Era.

For third-graders at Lynnwood Elementary School in Guilderland, a Living Wax Museum held last Friday capped weeks of reading biographies.

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.


At the meeting of the Reading Circle last week, Mrs. Basaler met with a serious loss. Any one finding a hand bag containing documents and money of the order is requested to leave it at the post office.


One of the larger historical homes in Guilderland has been rezoned from single-family residential to business non-retail professional, to help the owners, who have been trying to sell it for years, find a buyer.


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