Brunswick Historical Society

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The Brunswick Historical Society's home is at the historic Garfield School, where it maintains a library and its collection of reference materials, photographs, and artifacts.

Mission: The Brunswick Historical Society shall bring together those persons interested in the discovery, collection, and preservation of historical materials as they relate to the town of Brunswick and Rensselaer County, New York. The Society shall also encourage and promote the perservation of historical buildings, cemeteries, monuments, and markers of local importance.

On Memorial Day we memorialize those who sacrificed their lives and honor their families who lost them. At the Eagle Mil...
05/25/2020

On Memorial Day we memorialize those who sacrificed their lives and honor their families who lost them. At the Eagle Mills Cemetery - Jonas A. Bryant (Civil War) and Brainard W. Miller(WWI).

Brunswick Folks - 2/18/1960 - “The Center Brunswick Home Demonstration Unit met last night at the Center Brunswick Fireh...
05/14/2020

Brunswick Folks - 2/18/1960 - “The Center Brunswick Home Demonstration Unit met last night at the Center Brunswick Firehall.” The women are wearing their homemade “dusters”.

No “social distancing” here. 😉 February 1940 - Preparing for the 1st game with Catholic Central High basketball team in ...
05/05/2020

No “social distancing” here. 😉 February 1940 - Preparing for the 1st game with Catholic Central High basketball team in 4 years, Troy High students held a pep rally in the high school auditorium.

Gitty, Matie, Fannie, Lottie and Hattie - Interesting women’s first names in the early 1800’s.
04/29/2020

Gitty, Matie, Fannie, Lottie and Hattie
- Interesting women’s first names in the early 1800’s.

Please share your experiences through photos of what your life is like now due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.
04/27/2020

Please share your experiences through photos of what your life is like now due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Interesting first names from the early 1800’s as seen in the Eagle Mills Cemetery.
04/25/2020

Interesting first names from the early 1800’s as seen in the Eagle Mills Cemetery.

Interesting first names of the early 1800’s from the Eagle Mills Cemetery.
04/22/2020

Interesting first names of the early 1800’s from the Eagle Mills Cemetery.

04/20/2020
Brunswick Covid-19

Brunswick Covid-19

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Our wonderful community can help you!
Please comment on this post or use the "Contact Us" form on our BrunswickCOVID-19.com website and we will connect you with a kind Brunswick neighbor who has offered to shop for others who can't.

Thank you!

04/19/2020
Brunswick Covid-19

Brunswick Covid-19

Hello Brunswick! Please use this page as a forum for positive discussion about how we can help each other through the COVID-19 pandemic. Reach out if you need assistance from your neighbors in any way! Even if you just need someone to chat with... we're all here for each other and in this together!

BrunswickCOVID-19.com is updated regularly.
Check it out and pass it along - thanks!

Hope Methodist Church’s rainbow for the 518 Rainbow Hunt, a Facebook group started by a Scotia, NY resident to create a ...
04/05/2020

Hope Methodist Church’s rainbow for the 518 Rainbow Hunt, a Facebook group started by a Scotia, NY resident to create a fun scavenger hunt for kids during social distancing.

Garfield Road’s Fairy Tale Tree expressing its displeasure at the corona virus.
03/20/2020

Garfield Road’s Fairy Tale Tree expressing its displeasure at the corona virus.

03/17/2020

Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 and to protect our community, we have decided to cancel the BHS March Program. At this time, we do not know when or if the event will be rescheduled. If you paid your reservation by check, it will be returned to you. If you reserved with cash, we will contact you for more information.

Brunswick Folks 1940 - Center Brunswick Methodist Church. Family names: Bunn, Johnson (2), Morse (6!), Bonesteel (3), Bo...
03/16/2020

Brunswick Folks 1940 - Center Brunswick Methodist Church. Family names: Bunn, Johnson (2), Morse (6!), Bonesteel (3), Booth, Buchy, Banker(2), Swanson, Wilson, Mandeville.

03/09/2020
Spring chicks

A sign that spring is coming - chicks at the Brunswick Tractor Supply!

The Annual Meeting of the Brunswick Historical Society will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Brunswick Communi...
03/04/2020

The Annual Meeting of the Brunswick Historical Society will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the Brunswick Community Center, off Rt. 7, in Center Brunswick.

03/01/2020
Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District

Congratulations and well done, Bobby Treshock. Tamarac High School's first ever NYS Wrestling Champion! Your hard work, dedication and good sportsmanship has paid off.

HE DID IT! CONGRATULATIONS to Tamarac's FIRST EVER NYS Wrestling Champion, Bobby Treshock! We are #BengalProud!

In the BHS Collections: model replica of Brunswick School #9 - Dater Hill. Built by Beverly Owens Hastings whose mother,...
02/27/2020

In the BHS Collections: model replica of Brunswick School #9 - Dater Hill. Built by Beverly Owens Hastings whose mother, Myra Owens Dick taught at the school.

Despite overnight temps in the teens and crusty frozen snow on backyards and fields, signs of spring are seen in our Bru...
02/22/2020

Despite overnight temps in the teens and crusty frozen snow on backyards and fields, signs of spring are seen in our Brunswick community.

Christmas tree at the BHS headquarters, the Garfield Schoolhouse. A drawing of Garfield and his family is positioned abo...
12/16/2019

Christmas tree at the BHS headquarters, the Garfield Schoolhouse. A drawing of Garfield and his family is positioned above the tree, right side.

In the BHS Collection- postcard stamped 5/7/1907 to Bertha Berney, Brunswick, RFD  #3, from her cousin, Florence Berney....
12/09/2019

In the BHS Collection- postcard stamped 5/7/1907 to Bertha Berney, Brunswick, RFD #3, from her cousin, Florence Berney. Pictured Florence and Luella Berney.

December Holiday Open House will be on Friday, 12/6, 6:30pm, at the Garfield Schoolhouse. Tree lighting, refreshments an...
12/02/2019

December Holiday Open House will be on Friday, 12/6, 6:30pm, at the Garfield Schoolhouse. Tree lighting, refreshments and Santa!
Please join us!

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” 9/4/1900 - Betts Fa...
11/23/2019

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” 9/4/1900 - Betts Family, including Albert Betts, Irving Walter Betts (cider mill), Harry D. Betts.

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel P...
11/20/2019

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust
The Sheffer Family at the home of Martha Sheffer Hayner - Center Brunswick, 1940's, “2 houses east of Springbrook on Rt. 7”.

In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future. - Alex HaleyHiram & Gitty Wagar, El...
11/16/2019

In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future. - Alex Haley
Hiram & Gitty Wagar, Elleda Wagar, Tamm Clint and Ledra Wagar at the Clum house, Rt. 2. c1910

A new business has set up shop at the historic Center Brunswick schoolhouse - Common Crumb Artisan Bakery and Craft Coff...
11/14/2019

A new business has set up shop at the historic Center Brunswick schoolhouse - Common Crumb Artisan Bakery and Craft Coffee @www.common-crumb.com

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. - Albert EinsteinThe first photo in a series of historical pictu...
11/12/2019

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. - Albert Einstein
The first photo in a series of historical pictures of Brunswick families. Some of the people in the photo are Almon Ives, Emma Clark, Lilly Bonesteel, Mrs. James H. Bonesteel and Mamie Reinhard Wheeler.

Brunswick's kickoff for the military banner program is tonight from 6-8pm at the Brunswick Community Center on Keyes Lan...
11/11/2019

Brunswick's kickoff for the military banner program is tonight from 6-8pm at the Brunswick Community Center on Keyes Lane, Brunswick. Displayed is the military veteran banner of Felix Durivage who fought in Europe during WWII.

Today in Brunswick history 11-6-1999 Tamarac Girls’ Soccer cruises to Class C NYS Championship.
11/06/2019

Today in Brunswick history 11-6-1999 Tamarac Girls’ Soccer cruises to Class C NYS Championship.

What is it?
11/05/2019

What is it?

Bengals advance to final  11-03-1999. "Junior Andrea Slyer and Senior Tara Heffner clinched the Bengals' 18th win with p...
11/03/2019

Bengals advance to final 11-03-1999. "Junior Andrea Slyer and Senior Tara Heffner clinched the Bengals' 18th win with penalty kicks and the final 4-1 score. Tamarac (18-1-1) advances to Friday's Class CC title game at Averill Park."

A Look Back to 1969 - Tamarac Junior and Senior Class officers. Junior Class leaders - James Toomajian treasurer, Gary D...
10/23/2019

A Look Back to 1969 - Tamarac Junior and Senior Class officers. Junior Class leaders - James Toomajian treasurer, Gary Dormandy vice president, Gary Wage president, Tina Curtis secretary.
Senior Class leaders - Mary Buehler treasurer, Alan Bryce president, Martin Toomajian vice president, Vickie Krogh secretary.

Today in Brunswick History - 10/21/1999- Tamarac Girls Varsity Soccer. "Tamarac's unbeaten girls soccer team is again ai...
10/21/2019

Today in Brunswick History - 10/21/1999- Tamarac Girls Varsity Soccer. "Tamarac's unbeaten girls soccer team is again aiming for the top, but with a new roster of talented athletes. Now Tara Heffner, Andrea Slyer, Moira McCarthy and Jesse Beckstein head the list as the Bengals prepare for the upcoming sectionals."

Tamarac Varsity Football 1979 - Coaches: Legasse, Matthews, Kivlin.Tonight, 10/18/19, Tamarac has a home conference game...
10/18/2019

Tamarac Varsity Football 1979 - Coaches: Legasse, Matthews, Kivlin.
Tonight, 10/18/19, Tamarac has a home conference game vs Mechanicville at 7pm.

10/17/2019

Brunswick, the Eagle Mills bridge over the Poesten Kill Creek to be exact, after a 24 hour rain storm. 10/17/19.

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605 Brunswick Rd
Troy, NY
12180

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Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

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Do you have a date yet for the Forest Park Cemetery (Pinewoods Cemetery) tour this October?
Will you be doing a walking tour of Forest Park Cemetery this year?
An antique auction, with all proceeds to benefit medical care for homeless cats and dogs will occur on Sunday July 15 at the Brunswick Community Center. Included in the lots for auction will be some antiquity letters from residents of the town.
Is the Forest Park Cemetery tour happening again this year?