Historical Society Programs


Historical Society Programs

*Most of our programs are held at the Colonie Town Library. 

Date Speaker Title

3/13/16 Steve Trimm, One Soldier’s Account: The Battle of the Bulge and the Conquest of Germany

1/31/16 Bruce Dearstyne, The Spirit of New York

11/8/15 David Chinnery, Lighthouses of the Hudson River

10/22/15 Tour of Old Sturbridge Village , Co-sponsor with Friends of Pruyn House

10/11/15 Tom Allison, The Greatest Show on Earth

6/11/15 Tour of the Kingston Senatate House and Hudson River Maritime Museum , Co-sponsor with Friends of Pruyn House

5/21/15 Hon. John McEneny, Got Roots? How to Propagate Them: The Heritage of Colonie

3/15/15 Don Rittner, Industrialists & Industry of the Capital Region

1/25/15 Anthony Opalka & Kevin Franklin, The Origins of Colonie

11/16/14 Michael Barret, Russell Sage: The Money King

10/16/14 Samantha Hall-Saladino, Who Was Mother Ann Lee?

9/27/14 Dedication of the Arent Van Curler – Father Isaac Jogue Historical Sign in Schuyler Flatts

5/22/14 Tour of Cedar Grove & Olana, Co-sponsor with Friends of Pruyn House

5/15/14 John McTague, Lincoln's Visit to Gettysburg November 18-19, 1863 *Annual Dinner

3/23/14 Robert and Johanna Titus, Hudson Valley in the Ice Age

1/26/14 J. Thomas Allison, Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophies

11/24/13 Jennifer Dorsey & Matthew J. Kirk, War of 1812

10/20/13 Thomas O. Kelly, Stars Fell on Alabama

9/28/13 Tour of Saratoga’s North Broadway

5/15/13 Michael Barrett, Troy in the Civil War *Annual Dinner

3/21-5/5/13 Rare Historic Colonial Maps Exhibit at Pruyn House and Albany County Historical Association’s Kings Place Reception April 6

3/10/13 Tim Myers, West Troy Pottery

1/27/13 Walter Wheeler, Dutch Influence in Colonie Architecture

11/18/12 Stuart Lehman, Leeches and Laudanum: Medicine in 18th Century New York

10/21/12 Harry M. Steven, Locomotive Manufacturing in Schenectady; 1848-1969

9/20/12 Hollis Palmer tour guide, A Victorian Day in Saratoga

5/16/12 Mark T. Bodnar, The Rathbones of Albany: The Tragic Story of John Wilkes Booth’s Last Victims *Annual Dinner

4/28/12 Lance Ingmire, The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln:  as seen through the camera lens of FW Ingmire Co-sponsored with the Capital District Genealogical Society

3/11/12 Gino DiCarlo, Trolleys of the Capital District

1/29/12 Robert Pfeil, The History of the Watervliet Arsenal: 1812 to date

11/19/11 Robert W. Arnold III, Why Did They Come Here? Thinking About Your Family in Its Historical Context. Co-sponsored with the Capital District Genealogical Society

10/29/11 Dr. Frank Cowan and Matthew J. Kirk, Arrowheads and other Stone Tools Found in Colonie Area

9/18/11 Lucy Bryer, Waterford Walking Tour and Historical Museum

08/20-21/2011 Civil War Heritage Days, Schuyler Flatts

06/16/2011 Tour of Whitehall : Birthplace of the American Navy. Skenesborough Museum and Skene Manor Lunch

(Bus trip Co-Sponsored with the Friends of Pruyn House

06/5/2011 William J. Burns The Shakers: History, Preservation and Design

(Co-Sponsored with the Shaker Heritage Society, the Friends of Pruyn House, the Greater Loudonville Association) * Held at the Shaker Heritage Society

05/18/2011 Matthew J. Kirk Captain Stewart Dean: Celebrating an Albany Hero 225 Years Later *Annual Dinner

04/10/2011 Robert Arnold Let Loose the Dogs of War: New York in the American Civil War

03/13/2011 Laurie E. Miroff Life in Colonie: The Early Days

01/30/2011 Eric Schnitzer Restoring Legitimate Government: Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777

12/3–28/2010 Display: Plates and Prints ‘Views of Old Albany ”.

Staffordshire china and prints from the collection of M. Heinel and T. Paige of ‘M.T.Attic'.

Co-Sponsored with the Friends of Pruyn House

11/4/2010 Don Rittner ONRUST (Dutch for Restless)

09/22/2010 Rensselaerville Tour & Huyck Preserve & Palmer House Lunch

05/19/2010 Peter Hess People of Albany *Annual Dinner

03/14/2010 Jim Shaunghnessy A look into the evolution of area transportation facilities, especially Railroads

01/24/2010 Eric Schnitzer Stopping Burgoyne's Invasion: Schuyler and Gates Respond

11/8/2009 Margaret Lynch-Brennan The Irish Bridget

10/04/2009 Knickerbocker Mansion Tour and Colonial Lunch

05/16/2009 Schuyler Flatts 400 Celebration

03/24/2009 Peter Christoph When the Dutch Reconquered New York

*Annual Dinner

01/25/2009 Bob Mulligan The Way West


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