This week’s guest on The Historians Podcast is Gloversville Leader Herald history columnist Peter Betz with a story about blackouts during World War II plus the tale of W.C. Porter, the absconding drummer and the story of a convicted man who convinced a friend to go to jail in his place. [Read more…] about World War II Blackouts in Fulton County
In the role of the glove industry in Fulton County is being explored in a series of displays and programs dubbed the Year of the Glove.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino, a Gloversville native, discusses the project. [Read more…] about Fulton County’s Year of the Glove Being Celebrated
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore’s guest is Leader Herald newspaper history columnist Peter Betz has stories about a murderer who wanted to hang and a salesman who stole the goods he was supposed to sell. [Read more…] about Peter Betz’s Stories from Fulton, Hamilton Counties
This week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore discusses the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and how the war impacted the Amsterdam, NY area. Another topic: a steam train excursion in upstate New York in 1968. [Read more…] about World War One’s End in Montgomery, Fulton Counties
He also recounts issues with the Fulton County poor house in the 1800s. Peter Betz is the author of a history column in the Leader Herald newspaper. [Read more…] about A Fulton County Marbles Champion
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host Samantha Hall-Saladino, the Fulton County Historian, on Tuesday, November 20th for a presentation titled “Fulton County in Hollywood.” The NYS History Month program will be held in the Enders House and begins at 6:30 pm.
This program will explore Fulton County’s links to MGM Studios, the Schine theater empire and its connection to McCarthyism, local celebrities, and more in this presentation about the area’s silver screen history. As the historian, Hall-Saladino works to share and preserve the county’s extensive history through various avenues, including writing, educational programming, and advocacy. Samantha is also the Executive Director at the Albany County Historical Association. [Read more…] about Fulton Co In Hollywood Talk at Schoharie Crossing
This week on The Historians Podcast, the guest is Marcia Gillis, president of the board of the Fulton County Historical Society which operates the Fulton County Museum on Kingsboro Avenue in Gloversville.
A middle school history teacher, Gillis describes the collections of the museum and talks about this summer’s museum programs.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Peter Betz, history columnist for the Leader Herald newspaper in Gloversville, has stories on the local impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic, some notorious Fulton County jail escapes, and the Airship Gelatin, funded by Johnstown’s Knox family.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium will place a historic plaque in front of the historic Fulton County Courthouse on the corner of S. William and W. Main Streets, in Johnstown where Stanton’s father, Judge Daniel Cady, practiced law.
Active since 2006, ECSWC is a collective of eight women’s organizations from Fulton and Montgomery Counties committed to honoring and continuing the advocacy for women pioneered by Johnstown native Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Consortium supports women’s education, history, culture, leadership and equity through a variety of activities. [Read more…] about Suffrage Plaque Dedication at Fulton County Courthouse, Johnstown
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Gloversville Leader Herald columnist Peter Betz has stories about animals making history, an attempted bombing of a Fulton County deputy sheriff’s car and a nostalgic look back at the introduction of television in the 1940s and 1950s. You can listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Animals Making History in Fulton County