Author Archives: Chris Leipfert

Window Displays [1976]

Bicentennial displays of the organizations are beginning to fill the store windows for the Old Home Week observance. In Sach’s Jewelry store the Rural Charity Club’s aims — Faith, Hope, Charity — are explained delightfully in words and serio-comic models. In Aiken’s … Continue reading

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2nd Bicentennial and Dedication

How can a community have two bicentennials within 17 years? Easy, if that community is Skenesborough. And how can a museum have two dedications within that period? Again, easy if it is Skenesborough Museum. Skenesborough Museum was created 17 years … Continue reading

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(No Title) “Philadelphia Rechristened”

The boat shown here under British colors will be flying the colors of the United States following its rechristening as the “Philadelphia” at ceremonies at the Skenesborough Museum grounds launching site on the afternoon of the Fourth of July. The … Continue reading

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Skenesborough Scraps

THIS ISSUE…of The Times is the largest ever published [published July 1976]. We had a 26 page edition at the time of our town’s bicentennial in 1959 but a series of events this week has helped us eclipse the edition … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Days

An eventful week, July 10, 1976: Not quite as thrilling when it arrived July 6 with flags flying and bells ringing, the experience of seeing the New York State Bicentennial Barge leave on its journey to Plattsburgh was still exciting. … Continue reading

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VALCOUR

The reenactment of the Battle of Valcour will take place this weekend [October 9 & 10, 1976]. Among the activities will be a symposium on Benedict Arnold, the battle with a British frigate included in the line-up, and a banquet. … Continue reading

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(No Title) “Day Before Yesterday”

A Bicentennial project of the Town Historian is a picture essay of the Town of Whitehall. Entitled “Day Before Yesterday” it will soon be off the press of the Whitehall Times. The purpose of the book, besides celebrating the Bicentennial, … Continue reading

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New York State Anniversary

Two important events occurred in New York during 1777. One was the organization of an independent state and the other was the invasion of the British troops from Canada under Lieutenant General Sir John Burgoyne. The 200th anniversary of New … Continue reading

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The 200th

There will be celebrations in 1984 in the 200th year of Washington County, in the 225th year of Whitehall, and in the 75th of Granville Pember Library and Museum. Already, formal plans for the observance of Washington County are under … Continue reading

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The 200th

200 has been a figure in the news for over eight years. It proclaimed observances and celebrations for each of the years of the American Revolution in hamlets, towns, and cities. This war surged across the eastern part of our … Continue reading

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