Monthly Archives: April 2013

Whitehall Festival 87 Logo

The pin containing Festival ‘87’s logo is the Row Galley WASHINGTON that was part of the first United States fleet that played an active part in the Battle of Valcour. It is the fifth ship chosen by the Festival for its activities … Continue reading

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(Title Unknown) John H. Polley

The Whitehall Drum Corps was reorganized under the direction of Drum Major John H. Polley who was fully determined to have a credit able organization. The performers would be put through a course of instructions necessary to perfect them in their work … Continue reading

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A Library in 1885

A hundred years ago establishing a library was an affair of cooperation among interested citizens. Several such collections were made over the years. Such a one was made in 1885. The room chosen was over the Sullivan and Company’s store in the … Continue reading

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Washington County Post March 18, 1871

Reverend J. J. McDonald was elected president of St. Mary’s Cornet Band with officers A.C. Hopson, A.M. Doherty, and J.L. Millett. These men were active with others in. St. Patrick’s Total Abstinence & Benevolent Society. Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – The … Continue reading

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(Title Unknown) 1880

The-Whitehall Cornet band was to occupy rooms in the Adam’s block (the .Liberty Eatery building). Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – The Whitehall Times – March 13, 1980

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Whitehall CHRONICLE 1870’s

In May 1870 an inquiring person around town asked why the libraries of the old Academy and that of the Y.M.C.A. were housed in a farm house outside the village. Investigation found that in 1865 when the Academy was sold … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago in Whitehall 1886

In July Father Ethier’s band cleared $50 at an open air concert. This second concert of the summer finished enough money to pay for the erection of their bandstand and to buy some music. This was before the 1892 bandstand was erected … Continue reading

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Library 1884

O. A. Manville, a druggist started a new and very large circulating library. Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – Whitehall Independent – March 21, 1984

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The Juvenile Cornet Band 1887

Whitehall, according to old programs and newspapers, has always had musical talent, Following a century-in-years tradition, Whitehall now has another band, that of the Whitehall School Alumni. Back in December, 1887, on a Friday the Juvenile Cornet Band of Whitehall was organized by … Continue reading

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“First”

Labeling something as a “first” is a tendency for any person, be he collector, writer, researcher. Louis Jones of Cooperstown Farmer’s Museum inveighed against this practice in historical accounts. Church histories of Whitehall tell of libraries established in their rooms for Sunday school … Continue reading

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