February 24th, 2018 - Mynderse-Frederick Open House
In lieu of a regular February meeting, the Guilderland Historical Society plans to host an Open House and tours of the Mynderse-Frederick House on Saturday, February 24th from 2-4pm.
You do not need to be a member to attend. We look forward to community members stopping by. There will be refreshments and there is ample parking available. If you have a question, please contact [email protected]
January 21st, 2018
Guilderland's First Hundred Years
Guilderland Historical Society members were cordially invited to attend a presentation by Mary Ellen Johnson, President of the Guilderland Historical Society, at the Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue, on Sunday January 21st at 2:00 pm.
Mary Ellen presented her program "In the Beginning: Guilderland's First Hundred Years". She discussed the first days of settlement of Guilderland until about 1825.
March 15th 2018 7:30 pm
" Glorious Victory that took 70 Years: The Fight for Women's Suffrage in New York State" with Stuart Lehman
2017 marked the Centennial of the Constitutional Amendment granting women the right vote in New York State. This historic vote occurred 3 years before the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and played a major role in the success of the National Amendment.
The New York State Capitol was the epicenter of the suffrage battle in New York State. Suffragists and anti-suffragists lobbied the Legislature in support of their positions every year from 1854 to 1917.
This one hour program will explore this historic struggle and its outcome through images from both suffrage and anti-suffrage sources.
Stuart W. Lehman works with the Office of General Services as an Assistant Curator for the New York State Capitol. He conducts research into the history of the Capitol Building. He develops Capitol education programs and tours, including "living history" programs. He previously worked at the Bureau of Historic Sites at Senate House, Herkimer Home and Schuyler Mansion. On weekends he participates in Revolutionary War re-enactments as a Colonial Doctor. He lives in Guilderland.
April 19th 2018 7:30 pm
"Troy's Tiffany Treasures" with Michael Barrett
Troy is said to have more Tiffany Glass per square mile than any other city in the world. This illustrated lecture covers the life and work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and several of his illustrious employees in their production of some astonishing works of art in glass.
Michael Barrett is Executive Director of the Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway. This organization is dedicated to recording and preserving the industrial history of this area and educating the public.
Knowledgeable guides offer tours to local sites and operate a museum located in what had been the office of Burden Ironworks in South Troy. Mr. Barrett has been involved with the Gateway for many years and often leads tours of Troy's historic Oakwood Cemetery, He is a dynamic speaker and will the subject come alive!
May 17th 2018 7:30 pm
The Rapp Road Community History
Stephanie Woodward and Beverly Bardequez from the Rapp Road Historical Association, will discuss the history and importance of this unique African-American Community, which thrived until 1971 when the Washington Avenue Extension was built.