Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society will have special shopping hours at the country store of the House of History museum on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14 and December 20 and 21. You can come in and find that local history book that you have been wanting for your loved ones from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on those days! We have several new books that have arrived since the summer month’s that might be of interest to you. So, please stop in and see us at 51 Milwaukee Street, Malone, NY and get some of your holiday shopping done!
Friday, November 15, 2013
The annual Christmas Tea will be held at the House of History at 51 Milwaukee Street, Malone, NY, on December 7, 2013, from noon – 4:00 p.m. The House will be festively decorated, and tea, coffee, hot cider, and cookies will be served in the formal dining room. Entertainment is planned throughout the afternoon in the parlor, while a bake sale and old fashioned Santa display takes place in the library. Memberships, wooden collectibles and books will be available for sale, as well as raffle tickets for prizes from local businesses. The Festival of Trees will be located in the Schryer Center, which is the building behind the museum, at the same time as the Christmas Tea. Trees will be decorated by various local groups and visitors will be able to vote for their favorite adult and student sponsored tree. Please put this date on your calendar and let’s all share in the holiday spirit!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Northern Arms-- Volume 1 & 2 Compiled by Maren E. Dodge Miles for the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society. These volumes tell the tales of the Civil War and lives of Franklin County, New York, soldiers and their families, as told by the soldiers, their families, friends, newspapers, and local histories. The Regimental histories, officer’s reports, letters, diaries, memoirs, stories, photos and newspaper articles found in this book, show what life in the Grand Army of the Republic was like for our Franklin County soldiers, and what their lives were like during and after the War. The book includes a little history of the war, the soldiers’ own stories, and tales of court martial and valor. Artists and photographers documented all aspects of army life and took thousands of individual photographs for the soldiers to send home to loved ones. Each story is unique and told in the words of the soldiers and their families. The book is illustrated with photographs of the soldiers loaned by their families and period photos from the Library of Congress. Volume 1 is being printed and will be available in the House of History Country Store soon. Price $40.00.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Jack Boyle’s book, Sunset on the Tracks: A memoir of family, friends, and special times in 1950’s Fort Covington will be an enjoyable read for any current or former residents of the area. We have the book in our Country Store and the cost is $25.00 plus tax. Jack is willing to come to the Museum for a book signing and to reminisce with those who are interested. Watch for news of this event!
Herb Hallas, former President of the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society, has completed his book, William Almon Wheeler: Political Star of the North Country, which is scheduled to be released December, 2013, by SUNY Press This book is the first and only complete biography of Wheeler, a man referred to as "the New York Lincoln," who helped to found the Republican Party and build it into a formidable political force during the Gilded Age. Wheeler's life is an American success story about how a poor boy from Malone, NY, achieved fame and fortune as a lawyer, banker, railroad president, state legislator, five-time congressman, and vice president of the United States. When it comes out, we will have it for sale in our Country Store. AND, Herb has agreed to come north for a book signing after the snow has gone. We look forward to that. Price: $25.00
Sunday, September 1, 2013
The FCHMS presents the Home of Vice President William A. Wheeler woodblock by local artist Pamela May. These woodblocks are approximately 6" x 6" x 1" and are a handpainted oil rendering of the present home of the Malone Lodge of Elks #1303.
There is a limited edition of 100, which are going fast! To purchase a woodblock please contact the FCHMS at (518) 483-2750. The handpainted woodblocks are $15.25 (including tax) and payment is due upon pickup.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
We are happy to announce that we think that all of our technology problems have been solved thanks to the hard work of some knowledgeable volunteers. Computers are a wonderful tool for the society to use but only when they are working correctly. We hope that you were not inconvenienced. Remember you can reach us by phone at 518-483-2750, by mail at PO Box 388 Malone, NY 12953 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.