Wednesday August 14th, 2019 7:30pm Mountain Grove Memorial Church
Have you ever biked along Erie Canal, perhaps spotted it on your drive and admired it? Well now you can learn why it was built and how its construction impacted canal communities.
Brad L. Utter, Senior Historian & Curator of New York State Committee on Geographic Names at the New York State Museum will be giving a historical lecture on why the Northern Canal was built and how it impacted the surrounding communities.
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 7:30pmMountain Grove Memorial Church
Everyday we all enjoy our cities and take for granted that we can see so easily at night, but how did everyone get by before there was electricity? How did all the opulent hotels stay illuminated? How was the city that never sleeps so bright? Or was it?
Join us on WEDNESDAY, July 17th as John Ripp (who spent 40 years studying and remediating 19th century manufactured gas plants throughout the country including old gas works in Troy, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, Glens Falls and Whitehall) discusses how iconic New York cities & hotels were lit before electricity.
The Stoddard show will be displayed through the end of August at the Huletts Library and Gallery (open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 12:00). Click to hear more about the event and see photos from July 25th. Beautiful Water & Light gift books available, all sales benefit the FHHL.
Broadway is the only street which runs the whole length of Manhattan island. Tom Keating, curator and treasurer of the FHHL is also a Big Apple Greeter, part of a Welcome-Visitor Service from NYC Volunteers. He walked Broadway over five days and took photos of whatever interested him and you will see it all in this presentation. Broadway is rich in 19th. and early 20th. century architecture and the character of the street changes as you move through different neighborhoods. Come enjoy a richly illustrated talk!