From the gallows to the electric chair, Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan will present a lecture on the seedier side of life in the county. From the story of brothel owner Mame Fay to the stories of the Veiled Murderess Henrietta Robinson, the poisoning of Marianne Green in Berlin and the still unsolved mystery of who killed Hazel Drew in Sand Lake. These and other juicy stories of crimes in Rensselear County will be revealed!
The Brunswick Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Community Center on Keyes Lane (off Rte.7) in Center Brunswick. A buffet luncheon will be served at 12:00 noon.
The cost of lunch will be $10. Please make check payable to Brunswick Historical Society and mail to PO Box 1776, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Reservation will close on March 22, 2019. Any questions please call 518-279-4024.
Our speaker will be John Holser, a local film director. John started this project “Who Killed Hazel Drew—the Sand Lake Murder that Inspired Twin Peaks.” in June of 2017. He will be discussing scenes from his movie “Who Killed Hazel Drew” along with drone footage of Rensselaer County. He will be sharing a new murder suspect and interview clip with his grandson. For more information on John’s project please check out his website at www.hazeldrew.com .
Please come join us on Monday, October 8th at 7 PM at our headquarters at 605 Brunswick Road for our Exhibit Opening.
THEN AND NOW-A LOOK AT OUR LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES
We will be showing the old along with the new, the changes that have taken place thoughout the years. All five fire companies from the Town of Brunswick will have items displayed. Brunswick #1, Center Brunswick, Eagle Mills, Mountain View and Speigletown.
Join Rensselaer County & Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan for this illustrated lecture on the Wild Women of Rensselaer County. Suffrage, anti-suffrage, education, labor and temperance are but a few of the historic subjects associated with famous women like Emma Willard and not so famous women like Julia Blanche Stover Clum and Evanetta Hare. These "wild women" made an impact on our county, state and nation and their legacy is still in evidence today.
Come join us for our Annual Meeting. It will be held at the Brunswick Community Center located at 18 Keyes Lane in Center Brunswick. A buffet luncheon will be served at 12 noon. $10 per person. Please arrive at 11:30. If you are interested in registering for the luncheon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . The installation of new officers will follow the luncheon.
Our program speakers will be Paul and Mary Liz Stewart. They are the co-founders of Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. They have been studying the Underground Railroad for the past 20 years and present it differently than most other people. Using a document based approach they explore the Underground Railroad story in our region focusing on the stories of key personalities and events.
We invite you to come and join us for our Veteran's Day program on Thursday, November 10 at 7PM at our headquarters at 605 Brunswick Rd. Corner of Moonlawn Rd. and Rte. 2.
Our Speaker will be John Kelly. He will be portraying a typical WWI Army soldier and will be discussing the training that infantrymen received before going into battle. He will also display and explain the part of the uniform and equipment.