The editor was a self-appointed calendar art critic.

“It would seem that all the genius of art had been brought to exercise itself upon the calendars for 1888,” The Morning Star editorialized on Jan. 6,1888. “This is true of none of the specimens that have come within our observation more…

The wish of F.A. Johnson, charter president of the Glens Falls Young Men’s Christian Association, has been realized many times over in the past 134 years.

“With earnest, prayerful, united and diligent effort, we may reasonably expect a good work by the association in the year ahead which we now…

Local talent was an incentive that helped attract a banking convention to The Queensbury Hotel.

“‘Safe Deposit Music Box,’ a program of local talent … provided relaxation and entertainment last night for 200 delegates and their wives attending the New York State Deposit Association convention being conducted in The Queensbury,”…

Artist/illustrator Douglass Crockwell cast a one-of-a-kind commemorative medal as a gift for Eleanor Roosevelt for a keepsake of her visit to Glens Falls in 1954.

The former First Lady spoke at the Glens Falls High School auditorium on Jan. 27 about the urgency of civic engagement and tolerance.

“The American…

A series of five programs about film history at Crandall Library in 1937 concluded with “a look into the future” when as “a special feature” artist/illustrator Douglass Crockwell showed his new three-minute animated film “Simple Destiny.”

Crockwell, of Glens Falls, had been experimenting the past few months with animated abstract…

Douglass Crockwell had high praise for fellow illustrator Norman Rockwell, who was coming to speak Oct. 11, 1948 at the Glens Falls Chamber of Commerce 34th annual dinner at The Queensury Hotel.

“(Saturday Evening) Post readers often say in letters to the editor: ‘He understands us. He paints us as…

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Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY

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