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  • Underground Railroad History Project logoTuesday, February 12: Paul and Mary Liz Stewart's program about the influence of the Underground Railroad in this area was cancelled due to weather. Please note the upcoming 18th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Conference March 29-31, 2019.

  • Tuesday, March 12: Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian Kathy Sheehan  will present From Plank Roads to Horse Boat Ferries: Traveling through Rensselaer County in the 19th Century. Join for an illustrated lecture on the many ways people traveled throughout Rensselaer County in the early 19th century. Using  maps, letters and photographs from the Rensselaer County Historical Society archives, Kathy will explore the  early turnpikes, plank roads, covered bridges and the stories of crossing the Hudson River, our main highway to the outside world.
  • Tuesday, April 9: Tom Carroll, Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway Senior Scholar, will talk about Tiffany windows around the Capital Region. The City of Troy is estimated to have more Tiffany windows per square mile than anywhere else in the world! Tom will take a look at the life of Louis Comfort Tiffany and discuss the history of his one-of-a-kind, legendary techniques (and those of his studio’s other artisans) that led to great success in the stained glass business.
  • Tuesday, May 14: Sand Lake Historical Society Annual Meeting. Current plans are to hold the meeting at the newly renovated historic Glass Lake House, reopening as TBA — Tighe’s Bistro Americain. Details to follow!
  • 2019 gala poster imageSave the Date: Our 5th Annual Fundraiser will be held this year at the historic Crystal Cove Dance Hall starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7. This beautiful, historic building has wonderful views over Crystal Lake in Averill Park to enjoy over dinner, music, and dancing. We start with small bites and a cash bar, followed by a lobster bake dinner featuring a 1.5 pound lobster with assorted salads and strawberries on lemon pound cake for dessert. (Steak will be available as an alternative to lobster.) Mark your calendar now and watch for more details in the spring!
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Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are at 7:30 p.m., at Sand Lake Town Hall, 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake, New York 12153.

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