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.

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.

See photos from now and then in the Brunswick Fire Department Exhibit at the BHS Garfield School. Open on Saturday 10-3p...
10/12/2019

See photos from now and then in the Brunswick Fire Department Exhibit at the BHS Garfield School. Open on Saturday 10-3pm & Wednesday 1-3pm.

On the 1st day of Fall, a Summer photo, from 50 years ago, 1969, at the Brunswick Town Beach. Michael Farnan receiving h...
09/23/2019

On the 1st day of Fall, a Summer photo, from 50 years ago, 1969, at the Brunswick Town Beach. Michael Farnan receiving his lifesaving card from Jamie Parks. Looking on are Sue Calhoun, Patricia Behan & Karen Keeler.

Bull moose off Garfield Road in Brunswick this morning.
09/21/2019

Bull moose off Garfield Road in Brunswick this morning.

New York State Museum
09/12/2019

New York State Museum

Researching your local family tree? Troy Watervliet Green Island Cohoes & Waterford directories are available to read an...
09/07/2019

Researching your local family tree? Troy Watervliet Green Island Cohoes & Waterford directories are available to read and copy at the BHS. The years included are ~1864-1929, 1944-1963.
The BHS is open today, Saturday, from 10-3pm. Located at 605 Brunswick Rd.

Indian corn and decorated corn stalks will be for sale at the BHS Annual Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9...
09/06/2019

Indian corn and decorated corn stalks will be for sale at the BHS Annual Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9-3pm. Located at the Garfield School, Eagle Mills. Come early for the best selection!

Awesome decorated Corn Stalks and Indian Corn door decorations .  Come early for best selection -  they sell out fast.
09/06/2019

Awesome decorated Corn Stalks and Indian Corn door decorations . Come early for best selection - they sell out fast.

Annual Tag Sale - Saturday, September 14, 2019
We are offering free outdoor, 8'X10' spaces, to vendors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't miss out. Spaces are limited. Call Tracy at (518) 279-3020 for more information before 9/13/19.

Annual Tag Sale -  Saturday, September 14, 2019We are offering free outdoor, 8'X10' spaces, to vendors on a first-come, ...
09/03/2019

Annual Tag Sale - Saturday, September 14, 2019
We are offering free outdoor, 8'X10' spaces, to vendors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't miss out. Spaces are limited. Call Tracy at (518) 279-3020 for more information before 9/13/19.

Rock ‘n Roll 60 years ago - Eagle Mills Youth Canteen. In the photo: Diane Hussey, Bob Jacobs, Tony Wallace and the Pali...
08/29/2019

Rock ‘n Roll 60 years ago - Eagle Mills Youth Canteen. In the photo: Diane Hussey, Bob Jacobs, Tony Wallace and the Palitsch sisters.

Today in Brunswick History - 8/28/1999 - A new football coach, Pat Abrams, brings optimism at Tamarac.
08/28/2019

Today in Brunswick History - 8/28/1999 - A new football coach, Pat Abrams, brings optimism at Tamarac.

Tomorrow starts The Great Schaghticoke Fair celebrating 200 years,1819-2019!  Marie Danish of Bornt Lane is shown with t...
08/27/2019

Tomorrow starts The Great Schaghticoke Fair celebrating 200 years,1819-2019! Marie Danish of Bornt Lane is shown with the “Grandma of Them All” back on this day in 1969. The 5 year old Jersey cow was exhibited by Danish at the fair.

Brunswick Historical Society
08/26/2019

Brunswick Historical Society

Looking for vendors for the Annual Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 9-3pm. Rain or shine.

Looking for vendors for the Annual Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 9-3pm. Rain or shine.
08/26/2019

Looking for vendors for the Annual Tag and Bake Sale on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 9-3pm. Rain or shine.

Interested in knowing about your distant Brunswick ancestor? The BHS has the info. Visit today, open from 10-3pm, at the...
08/10/2019

Interested in knowing about your distant Brunswick ancestor? The BHS has the info. Visit today, open from 10-3pm, at the Garfield Schoolhouse.

Today in Brunswick history - 8/1/1979Newly sworn in Brunswick Town Justice Larry Kronau with Gladys McKnight, wife of re...
08/01/2019

Today in Brunswick history - 8/1/1979
Newly sworn in Brunswick Town Justice Larry Kronau with Gladys McKnight, wife of retiring Town Justice Frank McKnight.

Murder and Mayhem in Rensselaer County! Come and see Rensselaer County's Historian, Kathy Sheehan, reveal the juicy stor...
05/18/2019

Murder and Mayhem in Rensselaer County! Come and see Rensselaer County's Historian, Kathy Sheehan, reveal the juicy stories of crimes in Rensselaer County. Held at the BHS Garfield schoolhouse in Eagle Mills on Monday, May 20 at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Brunswick Historical Society
05/04/2019

Brunswick Historical Society

05/03/2019
Today in Brunswick History-3/28/1969“Tamarac School Camp Fire Girls from the Eulta Nanadaha group birdwatch at the house...
03/28/2019

Today in Brunswick History-3/28/1969
“Tamarac School Camp Fire Girls from the Eulta Nanadaha group birdwatch at the house of Mrs. Donald McChesney in Eagle Mills. From left are Robin Duncan, Lynn Purtell and Paula Morse.”

50 years ago in Brunswick history, 3/13/1969. “Hickey Ford is in business at its new showroom and service facility at 80...
03/24/2019

50 years ago in Brunswick history, 3/13/1969. “Hickey Ford is in business at its new showroom and service facility at 805 Hoosick Road.” (Current location of Simply Better Auto) John Hickey on right. John Tourajian on left.

03/08/2019
Dater House Antiques Annual Cabin Fever Sale 2/23 from 10-4pm.
02/23/2019

Dater House Antiques Annual Cabin Fever Sale 2/23 from 10-4pm.

Today in Brunswick History: 2/21/1959- “Members of the C.B.F.D. are shown as they tested a new pumper this week at Frear...
02/22/2019

Today in Brunswick History: 2/21/1959- “Members of the C.B.F.D. are shown as they tested a new pumper this week at Frear Park. The volunteer firemen were given instructions on the use of the equipment, some of the most modern used for fire fighting.”
Visit the Fire Fighting Exhibit at the BHS this Saturday, 10-3pm.

During the January 2019 meeting of the Rensselaer Co. Legislature, Harold Dean Riley of Brunswick, who served with the A...
02/08/2019

During the January 2019 meeting of the Rensselaer Co. Legislature, Harold Dean Riley of Brunswick, who served with the Army's 501st Division Infantry at the rank of E-4, in Vietnam, was awarded with several medals for his distinguished service. The Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart being among them.
Pictured is the Vietnam Memorial in Troy, N.Y.

Make a New Year’s resolution to visit the BHS in 2019 to see the fire department exhibit.
12/31/2018

Make a New Year’s resolution to visit the BHS in 2019 to see the fire department exhibit.

December 24, 2018This is the 100th anniversary of Heinrich Medicus’ birthday. From Brunswick and buried in the Eagle Mil...
12/25/2018

December 24, 2018
This is the 100th anniversary of Heinrich Medicus’ birthday. From Brunswick and buried in the Eagle Mills Cemetery, Medicus, a RPI physics professor, gifted St. Peter’s Health Partners $10 million. A new five-story patient pavilion is named in honor of Medicus, while a new cancer center at St. Mary’s Hospital was named in honor of his late wife, Hildegard.

Long time BHS Business Member, Capital Agway, has beautiful Christmas trees for sale.
12/14/2018

Long time BHS Business Member, Capital Agway, has beautiful Christmas trees for sale.

Every once in awhile, neighboring standouts are highlighted, such as the McChesney-Cluett house in Troy’s East Side. Bui...
12/03/2018

Every once in awhile, neighboring standouts are highlighted, such as the McChesney-Cluett house in Troy’s East Side. Built in 1875 for Dr. McChesney, this stupendous Victorian opened its doors for an Open House on Saturday. The current owners’ 12 month attention to detail renovation is praise worthy and potentially award winning.

Small Business Saturday - Brunswick's vintage small businesses, Rifenburg's in Cropseyville, Dixon's in Eagle Mills.
11/25/2018

Small Business Saturday - Brunswick's vintage small businesses, Rifenburg's in Cropseyville, Dixon's in Eagle Mills.

Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on November 24 this year. Brunswick has always been home to small businesses ...
11/21/2018

Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on November 24 this year. Brunswick has always been home to small businesses such as Ginsberg Supply Co. on Hoosick Road from the 1940's-1970's.

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605 Brunswick Rd
Troy, NY
12180

Opening Hours

Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

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(518) 279-4024

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