Hoosick Township Historical Society

Newsletter - November 2002

Editor: Phil Leonard
Louis Miller Museum (518) 686-4682

Christmas Sale
Our annual Christmas sale will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 10AM to 2PM at the Museum. We have many reasonable gifts for sale. Get a head start on your purchases. We have VCRs, CDs, books and Grandma Moses prints and books. See enclosed sheet. We have published six books to date and our newest, Walter A. Wood and Company will be on sale for $6 including tax. Please help us with this fund raising project.

New Book
Our new book is about Walter A. Wood and his company that made Hoosick Falls the most "prosperous village in the American Continent". It was authored by Charles Filkins III and Phil Leonard. The book is in three parts. A biography of Walter A. Wood, a wonderful article describing the factory written for the Farm Implement News in 1892, and lastly a description of the factory operation and machinery manufactured. This will give the reader insight into the greatness of the man and the modern factory he created during his lifetime

New Furnace
On October 10, we decided to fire up our furnace as the building became cold. To our dismay the furnace was leaking water badly and has to be replaced. It was very old and could not be repaired. Doug Oil is our oil person and they will replace the furnace during October. We have three zones and it is a large unit. John Cooney has offered to donate his profit in order to get the cost down. We were having the best financial year in the last four. We will have to take the money from our endowment and hope to have a better financial year in 2003.

History- Your Help Please
We need your help. Each of you may have local post cards, pictures, news clippings and other artifacts. If we could just borrow them for a short time we could scan them into the computer, take a picture with a digital camera or copy a clipping. We would be able to return them in a very short time if not while you are at the museum. We are open on Monday and Tuesday from 1PM to 4 PM If you can't make it at this time, call us at 686-4682 and we will set up a time to meet you at the museum. The museum is the only place in the community that perpetuates the history of our area. The things you bring will be there forever. I received three calls about the Park fence and found out the fence and cannons were give to the WWII effort as well as the fence around the Elks.

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