Our World in 1916 – by Sandy McBride

Here we are in 2016, an age of incredible technology and instant communication, and we like to think that our world is a whole lot more advanced and different than the world of our grandparents and great-grandparents.

Read the entire article in the Jan. 7 edition.

History of Schools in Schaghticoke – by C. Kelley

Last week I talked a bit about the lack of information about 18th century schools in Schaghticoke. Though New York State began funding schools in 1795, the Common School Law, passed in 1812, organized the schools and funding more comprehensively.

Private schools existed in the 19th century as well. One local non-public school option for girls was the Troy Female Seminary, founded in Waterford by Emma Hart Willard in 1819 and later moved to Troy.

Read the entire article in the Oct. 30th issue of the Express.