Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
The Director will not be in the office from 7-16 through 7-28: NO TOURS
The Schryer Center for Historical & Genealogical Research will follow its usual hours of operation (Tues-Fri 1-4pm)
Friday, July 10, 2009
Hotel Saranac was opened in 1927 by Apollos "Paul" Smith in the tradition of fine city hotels of the day, with a Grand Ballroom and Grand Hall opening onto a terrace overlooking the village and scenic mountains. From 1961 to 2007, the hotel was operated by Paul Smith's College as a teaching hotel for students of Hotel & Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts. The tradition of this elegant hotel continues now under private ownership.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
FIRST, To promote and encourage original historical research.
SECOND, To disseminate a greater knowledge of the history of Franklin County by the publication of literature relating to it.
THIRD, To gather books, manuscripts, pictures and relics of historic interest, and to establish a repository at Malone for their preservation.
Franklin Gazette clippings from the first secretary's notebook (click to enlarge)
The Society was re-incorporated in 1966 and granted an absolute charter by the New York State Board of Regents on November 24, 1969.
This foray into the world of blogging may not have been even in the wildest imaginations of those first members of the Historical Society, but their goal of "disseminat[ing] a greater knowledge of the history of Franklin County" is our great ambition here at this new blog, and we hope to make good on their promise.