Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Book Signings at the Schryer Center

July 16th @ 7:00 p.m.
Herb Hallas, author of William Almon Wheeler: Political Star of the North Country will be at the Schryer Center for a discussion of his book and book signing.

July 23, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
Maren Dodge Miles, author of Northern Arms, Tales of the Civil War and lives of Franklin County soldiers and their families…,Volumes I and II, will be at the Schryer Center for a discussion of her books and book signing

July 31st @ 7:00 p.m.
Jack Boyle, author of Sunset on the Tracks , a memoir of family and friends and special times in the 1950′s Fort Covington, will be at the Schryer Center for a discussion of his book and book signing.

Books by these authors are available at the Country Store in the House of History Museum.

Babies, Bonnets and Buggies Open House

The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society is pleased to announce the continuation of the exhibit of the Society’s vintage baby collection, which features a display of baby furniture, infant bonnets and clothing, as well as antique doll and other baby items.  Community members have also loaned articles dating from the 1800's to early 1950's!
The exhibit will take place at the House of History Museum at 51 Milwaukee Street, until the end of July 2014, during museum open hours, which are Tuesday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We look forward to having you visit the museum to enjoy our exhibit this summer!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Franklin County Soldiers Serve in the Civil War-- 2 New Books!!

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. Volumes 1 and 2 are now available in the House of History Country Store. Price $40.00, plus tax.. Special price of $70.00 if you purchase both Volumes!
Maren will be at the Schryer Center, behind the Museum, on July 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion of her books and a book signing! Join us, for this event, if you will be in the area!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Biography of Vice President William A. Wheeler

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. The book is available for sale in our Country Store. Price $25.00 plus tax.
Herb will be at the Schryer Center, behind the Museum, on July 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of his book and a book signing! Join us, for this event, if you are in the area!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Book about Fort Covington

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 will be at the Schryer Center, behind the Museum, on July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of his book and a book signing! Join us, for this event, if you will be in the area!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Franklin County Fair

To acknowledge that it is fair week for Franklin County, our photo specialist Susan Tobias has pulled several photos of the Franklin County fair from our collection.  Here is a photograph taken in front of the Floral Hall building at the Franklin County fair grounds.  This building was built in 1896.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Iron

The Franklin County Historical Society recently acquired some good 'ol heavy iron.  Nelson Fadden, of Malone, donated equipment used by his grandfathers in their respective professions. 

Part of the collection contains these shoe lasts and standard, which were used by Ezra Barkley of St. Regis Falls (the donor's maternal grandfather) who was at least a part-time cordwainer



Canadian Museum of Civilization's shoemaker's house exhibit
Colonial Williamsburg's shoemaker