Knox Historical Society

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05/06/2019

KHS meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall

03/04/2019

The Knox Historical Society will meet Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Knox Town Hall. Hope you can join us

02/04/2019

Please join us for the regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Knox Town Hall. Come join us as we begin to prepare for our busy summer months! For more information, call 518-860-7861.

10/01/2018

If anyone is interested in coming to the Knox Historical Society to possibly join or just check out....The regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 pm at Knox Town Hall. Come join us as we prepare to welcome Linda Russell with her program "A History of American Women in Song" on October 12 at the BKW High School. For more information, call 518-860-7861.

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09/18/2018

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09/06/2018
Knox Historical Society

Knox Historical Society

Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Saddlemire Homestead will be open as part of the HHA Farms and Artisans Tour. Check out the Pillbox display, the Bicentennial Quilt, the Knox Cave room, and more!

Sunday, September 16, 2018
View the Artistic Quilts and Needlework of Knox, Berne, and Surrounding Communities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knox Town Hall. This show is in conjunction with the HHA Farm and Artisan Tour. View the beautiful handiwork of local quilters, knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers. Demos of crafts. Vote for your favorite item!

09/05/2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Saddlemire Homestead will be open as part of the HHA Farms and Artisans Tour. Check out the Pillbox display, the Bicentennial Quilt, the Knox Cave room, and more!

Sunday, September 16, 2018
View the Artistic Quilts and Needlework of Knox, Berne, and Surrounding Communities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knox Town Hall. This show is in conjunction with the HHA Farm and Artisan Tour. View the beautiful handiwork of local quilters, knitters, crocheters, and embroiderers. Demos of crafts. Vote for your favorite item!

08/04/2018

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

The regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society will be held at 7:00 pm at Knox Town Hall. Come join us as we continue to work to preserve the history of Knox and plan for our fall activities, including a quilt and fancy work show! For more information, call 518-860-7861

06/11/2018

Saturday, June 16
The Saddlemire Homestead Museum will be open from noon to 2:00 pm as part of NYS Path Through History Weekend featuring the Anti-Rent War in the Hilltowns. Come see our tin horn and Calico Indian costumes, and browse our exhibits depicting early life in the Pill Box Capital of the World! For more information, call 518-860-7861.

05/14/2018

Monday, May 28. Knox Memorial Day Parade.
The Saddlemire Homestead (Knox Museum) will be open from 10 to 1. Come browse our many exhibits depicting early life in the Pillbox Capital of the world while awaiting the arrival of the parade which begins at noon. The Memorial Day ceremony takes place on the lawn in front of the Knox Town Hall. Students will read the winning essays in the essay contest sponsored by KHS on the topic "Local and Family Military Heroes."
For more information, call 518-860-7861.

04/24/2018

The Knox Historical Society begins a new membership year at its regular meeting at 7:00 pm at Town Hall. Election of officers will be held and dues will be collected. Come join the excitement as we begin preparations for our summer season! Refreshments will be served and new members are always welcome. For more information, call 518-860-7861

Monday, April 23 at the Berne Public Library Community Room @ 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Local historian and author, Bruce Dears...
04/22/2018

Monday, April 23 at the Berne Public Library Community Room @ 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Local historian and author, Bruce Dearstyne, will speak about the Erie Canal. Bruce is the author of The Spirit of New York which details dramatic turning points in New York State's history. The building and opening of the Erie Canal was one such moment.
Bruce's talk is being held in conjunction with an exhibit on the Erie Canal, on display in the library community room from April 16-May 4.

04/10/2018

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04/10/2018

Hello all,it has been awhile since this page has been active,asking if people would prefer to have a group instead of a page?

01/06/2018

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 at the Berne Public Library Community Room @7:00 p.m.
We are all familiar with the stone walls that border fields throughout the countryside. Matt Bua has been gathering information about stone walls in the Catskill Mountains. His theory of why some of them are there and who built them differs from the classic Euro-American theory. Attend this program to learn more. Mr. Bua published the book, Talking Walls: Casting Out the Post Contact Stone Wall Building Myth of the American Northeast with a focus on Catskill, New York.

09/20/2017
09/19/2017

September 22 (Friday), Benjamin Franklin will be appearing at the BKW School Auditorium, 7pm. Listen to him tell his fascinating life story and take a selfie with him! Sponsored by the Knox Historical Society in collaboration with the BKW Social Studies Dept and made possible by a grant from the BKW PTA. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-860-7861.

08/10/2017

A Week in the Life of Great Aunt Nellie
A tribute to the “improvements” that eased weekly household chores at the close of the 19th century
Saturday, August 12, 2017 2 to 4 pm
Saddlemire Homestead Museum
2190 Berne-Altamont Road (Route 156), Knox
Featuring:
A washing machine made in Knox
A Davis Swing Churn
Human-powered vacuum cleaners

06/14/2017

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

Farming in Knox: Past, Present and Future will feature antique farm tool demonstrations, Ken Saddlemire speaking on present agriculture pursuits in Knox, and students from BKW discussing what farming in the future might look like. Hosted by the Knox Historical Society at the Saddlemire Homestead, 2190 Berne-Altamont Road (Route 156) in Knox from 2 to 4 pm. Refreshements will be served. For more information, call 518-860-7861.

05/31/2017

Tuesday, June 6

The regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society will be held at 7:00 pm at Town Hall. Come join us as we work to preserve and present the history of Knox! Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-860-7861

05/24/2017

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day
The Saddlemire Homestead (Knox Museum) will be open from 10 to 1. Come browse our many exhibits depicting early life in the Pillbox Capital of the world while awaiting the arrival of the parade! See our newly refurbished floor, and check out our selection of gifts for Dad or Grad. For more information, call 518-860-7861.

03/27/2017

A photo display honoring the late Dan Driscoll has been installed in the Town Hall lobby. The photos highlight the diverse interests of Dan. A resident of Knox for over 40 years, Dan shared his expertise in music, science, gardening, and history with many community groups, ranging from the Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs, Knox Traditional Strings, Delmar Community Orchestra, Hudson Mohawk Land Conservancy,and the Knox Historical Society. The photos will be displayed for several months.

03/24/2017

Community Happenings

Maple Weekend Breakfasts

Saturday, March 25, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Helderberg Lutheran Church
1728 Helderberg Trail, Berne
518-872-0051

Sunday, March 26, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Kiwanis Maple Festival
Knox Firehouse
2198 Berne-Altamont Rd, Knox

Saturday, March 25, 9:00am - 4 pm &
Sunday, March 26, 10:00am - 2pm
Friends of the Berne Library Book/Jewelry/Games/Puzzles/Town of Berne Road Signs Sale
Berne Community and Senior Center
1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne

03/05/2017

The regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society will be held Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at Knox Town hall. Join us as we work to preserve and present the history of Knox! Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-860-7861.

02/07/2017

The February 7, 2017 KHS meeting has been cancelled because of bad weather and dangerous roads.

02/06/2017

History of Albany Main Railroad – Thursday, February 16 @ 7 p.m. at the Berne Public Library

Interested in area railroads and their history? John Valachovic is presenting a program on the “Albany Main” Line at the Berne Public Library. John's presentation covers the history of the railroad from around 1850 to 1950. This rail line ran from Kenwood Yard in Albany, through Delmar, Voorheesville, and Altamont, ending in Delanson.

02/04/2017

Join us for the regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society on Tuesday, Feb. 7 @ 7:00 pm at Knox Town hall as we work to preserve and present the history of Knox! Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 518-860-7861.

01/02/2017
Membership

For more information on the cost of membership in the Knox Historical Society, check out http://www.knoxhistoricalsociety.org/membership.html
Membership is now half-price. Dues are paid from May-May. Benefits of membership are also listed at the above webpage.

KNOX HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

01/02/2017

Tuesday, Jan. 3
The regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society will be held at 7:00 pm at Knox Town Hall. New members may join for half-price now through April! If you've every wanted to be part of preserving and presenting our history, now is the time to join us as we prepare for the 2017 season. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 860-7861.

If you are looking for a special holiday gift with local appeal, check out the publications available from the Knox Hist...
12/10/2016
KHS Publications

If you are looking for a special holiday gift with local appeal, check out the publications available from the Knox Historical Society at http://www.knoxhistoricalsociety.org/khs-publications.html
Books available include:
Helderberg Hilltowns by John Elberfeld and Jane McLean
Historic Markers in the Town of Knox by Dan Driscoll
History of a One-Room Schoolhouse in the Town of Knox by Dan Driscoll
Knox Sesquicentennial Booklet, reissued 2014

Check out our web page for pricing and ordering information.

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12/10/2016

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12/06/2016

The December meeting has been cancelled. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 3.
Happy Holidays!

11/02/2016

Sunday, November 6. KHS is once again going to try to accomplish more brush removal in the Ostrander Cemetery. Helpers will meet at Town Hall at 10 am to car-pool to the site, since the owner does not want a lot of cars up in there. Please direct any questions to Dennis at 860-7861.​

10/25/2016

Experience the Spooky Museum Tour at the Berne Museum, located at the Berne Town Hall, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. Refreshments will be served.

Maureen Driscoll views the Helleburg Fife and Drum display currently up in the Knox Town Hall.  The display honors Dan D...
09/28/2016

Maureen Driscoll views the Helleburg Fife and Drum display currently up in the Knox Town Hall. The display honors Dan Driscoll,organizer and music master of the Corps, and other community members who were a part of this music group. The exhibit will be on display for a limited time period.

09/20/2016

Friday, Sept. 23. Teddy Roosevelt will be appearing at the BKW high school auditorium at 7:00 pm. He will take questions from the audience after his presentation, and provide a photo-op! Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the Knox Historical Society in collaboration with the Social Studies Department at BKW, and made possible by a grant from the PTA. For more information, call 860-7861.

09/14/2016

The Saddlemire Homestead will be open Sunday, Sept. 18 from 12 noon-2 p.m. as part of the Hilltowns: Farms and Artisans tour. Stop by the Homestead and browse our collection.

09/07/2016

The Saddlemire Homestead will be open during the Fall Into Knox Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10 and on Sunday, Sept. 11. Come and take a self-guided tour of the Homestead and learn a bit of Knox history. The Homestead will be open on Saturday 12-4 p.m. and on Sunday 12-2 p.m.

The Quilt and Needlework Show of Knox and Berne opens Sunday, July 17 and runs from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. View over 40 quilts...
07/15/2016

The Quilt and Needlework Show of Knox and Berne opens Sunday, July 17 and runs from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. View over 40 quilts and a wide assortment of needlework items. Watch demos of the arts of hand-quilting, penny-rug making, and loom knitting. There will be a drawing for an antique quilt. Check out the display of "Granny" Browne's patchwork patterns as shown in this photo.

A retrospective of a quiltmaker’s work will also be on display at the Quilt and Needlework show on Sunday, July 17.  J...
07/04/2016

A retrospective of a quiltmaker’s work will also be on display at the Quilt and Needlework show on Sunday, July 17. Jane McLean has made a display of hand sewing techniques from the last century featuring examples of "Granny" Browne's traditional patchwork and applique patterns. Granny Browne was the grandmother of Stephen Browne, late husband of Mary Browne of Knox. Mary Browne is a well known quilter and was the coordinator, as well as quilter, of the Knox Bicentennial Quilt. Check out this delightful exhibit when you visit the show.

The Quilt and Needlework Show of Knox and Berne will be on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Knox Town Hall.  A...
06/27/2016

The Quilt and Needlework Show of Knox and Berne will be on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Knox Town Hall. Antique and present day items will be on display. Demos of the arts of hand-quilting and penny-rug making will be held. Vote for your favorite quilt and needlework item. Maps of the Helderberg Quilt Barn Trail will be available. Suggested donation of $5.00.

06/25/2016

Bouckware, donated by Lesley Brower, proprietor of Merrymen's Tea House (an early 20th century business in Knox) will be discussed before the regular meeting of the Knox Historical Society, beginning at 7:00 pm at Knox Town Hall. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 860-7861.

06/17/2016

Celebrate NY Path Through History weekend on Saturday, June 18 by viewing art work created by BKW 4th grade students in Carol Willsey's class, under the direction of art teacher Colleen Skiff. This art show will be set up in the Knox Town Hall and runs from 2-3 p.m. Immediately following the show, refreshments will be served in the Saddlemire Homestead. Then tour the Homestead and view the exhibits that highlight Knox's history.

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2190 Berne Altamont Rd
Knox, NY
12107

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