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Is History Destiny?

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 20, 2014

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  Don’t tell anyone, but I recently abandoned my longstanding resistance to both podcasts and NPR and binge-listened to a bunch of Planet Money episodes on a couple of bus and plane trips where I couldn’t ...

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Local Hero

by Shawn Stone June 19, 2014

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  Who was the first mayor of Troy? Hint: He has a street named after him. Nothing, huh? Need another clue? He served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington in the Revolutionary War and earned a personal commendation ...

Reprieve

by Ann Morrow April 3, 2014

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  The largest timber-frame structure in Albany County and the largest barn of its kind in the region, the Hilton barn in the town of New Scotland has many historic elements in addition to its exceptional ...

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Dressed to Kill

by Ann Morrow August 22, 2013

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  At the History of Fashion Show, characters and archetypes from 400 years of society promenaded in front of the audience to era-specific music in narrated time travel. The benefit event was held Saturday (Aug. 17) ...

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From the Collections

by The Staff July 14, 2011

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Did you know that an 1836 survey of New York state’s animals, plants and geology was one of the origins of the New York State Museum? To celebrate the ensuing 175 years of cataloging and ...

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Through the Past, Darkly

by Jo Page June 15, 2011

For the past few months I have been writing about a character who has intermittent bouts of clinical—and untreated—depression. His coping mechanism is to obsess about World War II and specifically, the last months of ...