Guilderland Historical Society

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GUILDERLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE
FROM: MARY ELLEN JOHNSON, VICE PRESIDENT

      Guilderland?s 1802 Mynderse-Frederick House?s front door will be open from 1 ? 4 pm Saturday, June 20 for an open house, Sponsored by the Guilderland Historical Society and the Guilderland Garden Club,  you?re invited to our event seeking to encourage people to take a driving tour around our town to notice historic sites they had previously overlooked or never knew existed. It is part of a Path Through History weekend organized by the Albany County Historical Association collaborative of Albany County?s local historical societies.
      Visitors to the historic Mynderse-Frederick House, 451 Route 146,Guilderland Center will receive a free tour guide of historic sites to be found on Guilderland?s roads. The guide is for your reference with the hope that while you may not spend time taking an actual driving tour, you?ll have information about places or historic markers you pass frequently giving a new appreciation of your town?s past.
      During the open house there will be a brief slide show at intervals to acquaint visitors with scenes that have disappeared from our local roads. Tours of the Mynderse-Frederick House will also be given. Members of the Guilderland Garden Club will be on hand to discuss the award winning garden they have created in front of the Mynderse-Frederick House.
      Stop by for just five minutes to pick up your tour guide or come visit for an hour or so and get acquainted with the town?s historical society and garden club. For more information call 861-8582.
MYNDERSE-FREDERICK HOUSE OPEN HOUSE            

      Stop by for just five minutes to pick up your tour guide or come visit for an hour or so and get acquainted with the town?s historical society and garden club. For more information call 861-8582.
 An Open House was held at Guilderland's 1802 Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Route 146, Guilderland Center on Saturday, June 18. The free event was jointly sponsored by the Guilderland Historical Society and the Guilderland Garden Club.
 

      The event offers the opportunity for an informative tour of the historic house, originally built as a tavern, given by members of the Historical Society. On display will be then and now photographs of various parts of the town and in addition, complimentary copies of a historic tour guide will be available.
The event offered the opportunity for an informative tour of the historic house, originally built as a tavern, given by members of the Historical Society. On display were "Then and Now" photographs of various parts of the town. Complimentary copies of a historic tour guide were available to visitors.
 
      Garden Club members will be on hand to discuss the beautiful award winning garden they have created on the Mynderse-Frederick House grounds and are providing refreshments for visitors at the Open House.
     For more information call 861-8582. The Open House is one feature of an area wide Path Through History Weekend organized by the Albany County Historical Association collaborative of Albany Country?s local historical societies.
Garden Club members were on hand to discuss the beautiful award winning garden they have created on the Mynderse-Frederick House grounds and provided refreshments for visitors at the Open House.

The Open House is one feature of an area wide Path Through History Weekend organized by the Albany County Historical Association collaborative of Albany Country's local historical societies.

     For more information call 861-8582. The Open House is one feature of an area wide Path Through History Weekend organized by the Albany County Historical Association collaborative of Albany Country?s local historical societies.

     For more information call 861-8582. The Open House is one feature of an area wide Path Through History Weekend organized by the Albany County Historical Association collaborative of Albany Country?s local historical societies.

GHS Displays at the Guilderland Public Library

During the month of October 2016, the Guilderland Historical Society showcased holdings from its archives in a display for New York State Archives Month. The exhibit focused on several aspects of historical records; covering Guilderland's Militia, the Mynderse-Frederick House in Guilderland Center, researching local and family history and the documentation of one Guilderland's early families, the Crounses.

For the month of November and December 2015, the GHS had a display at the Guilderland Public Library entitled "GUILDERLAND: THEN AND NOW".  Photographs displayed show what once stood at a location and what is at that location now. This display marks the changes that have occurred over many years of Guilderland's history.


GUILDERLAND GARDEN CLUB AWARDS

Members of the Guilderland Garden Club (GGC) recently attended the annual conference of the District III Federated Garden Clubs of NYS. The GGC is pleased to announce they received their very first awards. Competing with 25 area Clubs, the first award was presented for Landscape Design. In the summer of 2009, members of the GGC, with the help of Mater Gardner Keith Lee and the Guilderland Parks Department, developed a perennial garden at the Mynderse-Frederick House in Guilderland Center.

The garden consists mainly of flowers from gardens of Club members and plants dedicated to Club members who were loved and have passed. This has been an ongoing project. The ultimate goal was to create a garden that reflects the dignity and history of this wonderful house as well as creating a destination garden with seating and a picnic area that is open to the public. Congratulations to the Guilderland Garden Club and thanks to Maureen McNamara, past Garden Coordinator, Carol Samsonoff, current Coordinator and all the members for their dedication and love of gardening.

An Honorable Mention Award was also received by the Guilderland Garden Club for their Yearbook Design. Thanks to all the members who helped put the GGC Yearbook together especially, Judi Golombiski;Program Chairperson; Maureen McNamara, Past President; and Linda Reeves, Master Gardener, Yearbook and Web Site Designer.

If you would like more information about the Guilderland Garden Club and their activities, please visit the website at or contact GGC President, Merril- Lee Lenegar at http://www.guilderlandgardenclub.com/.


LOCAL HISTORY MONTH AT GUILDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

On October 22, 2013, Mary Ellen Johnson presented her program on "Guilderland's Lost Landmarks" as part of the Guilderland Public Library's Local History month. There was a house tour of  the Mynderse Fredrick House as part of this joint program on Saturday October 26th.

"Guilderland's Lost Landmarks" is a slide talk presentation of once familiar buildings along the town's main roads, that now only exist in old photographs. Using slides from the historical society's extensive collection, Mary Ellen Johnson illustrated a variey of structures, formerly everyday sights,which are no longer standing. She  explained how and why they disappeared and described what stands in their place today.

ANNUAL FIELD TRIP - 2013

MOHAWK HUDSON INDUSTRIAL GATEWAY- On June 22nd, the GHS was given a tour by Michael Barrett, soon to be Executive Director of the Gateway. Barrett discussed the Iron industry in Troy, as well as other aspects of manufacturing in the area. Troy was known as  the "Collar City" due to its shirt making activities that lasted long into the 20th century. The tour was followed by lunch at the "South End Tavern". Photos of the event can be seen in the Photo Gallery.