Archive for the ‘Local History’ Category

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Upcoming Genealogy Class & Workshop- Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 & 7pm

January 23, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, January 30 here at the Marlboro Free Library for two of our popular genealogy programs! Patrons are welcome to stay for either just one or both programs, but please be aware if you’d like to reserve one of the Library laptops for the 7:00 pm workshop, registration is required.

Genealogy Class- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join us for an introductory class that will explain the first steps in conducting your own research and the basics of using AncestryLibrary.com, which is available for free in the Library. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.
Learn how to:
Access Ancestrylibrary.com
Discover available Library databases
Search digital newspaper collections
Learn the basics of DNA testing
Create an online family tree
And much more!
Click here to RSVP and let us know you’re attending.

Genealogy Workshop 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Registered patrons can join us for a hands-on workshop, consisting of a specially set up research space with laptops and other local history materials. Patrons will explore databases and web sites like Ancestrylibrary.com, FamilySearch.org and more. Library staff will be on hand to help with any questions or problems, as well as one of our local history researchers to assist with anyone interested in documents, photos, maps, books and more found in our local history collection.

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Old Home Week Celebration Marlborough, NY

November 2, 2017

This early 1900s photo captured Warren’s Meat Market and the Herberich Bakery, which was in the 1897 Berean Building, located on Western Avenue in Marlboro during an Old Home Week Celebration.

According to Wikipedia online, “Old Home Week is a practice that originated in the New England region of the United States similar to a holiday or festival. It is best described as a town reunion.”

Referencing a 1911 Marlborough Record newspaper article titled, Full Program For Old Home Week, Marlborough hosted a “festival parade, consisting of a horse troop, fire companies, school children, orders and floats depicting ‘The Year of Fruits,’ and decorated wagons and automobiles. [The parade formed] on South 9W, moved to Western Avenue and Grand Street, to Whitney Place, to West Street, to Western Avenue, to King Street, to 9W, to the reviewing stand at Roma Villa. The music [was provided] by the Advance Lodge Band and the Walden and Highland Drum Corps.”

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Marlborough, NY Historical Society to Meet Sunday Sept. 24th!

September 14, 2017

According to this week’s Southern Ulster Times, “The Marlborough Historical Society resumes its meetings on Sunday, September 24th at 2 p.m. in the Milton Train Station, Dock Rd., Milton.” Guest speaker will be former Town Historian, Mary Lou Mahan.

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Marlboro Free Library Sign that once hung above the door at the old King Street Location

August 1, 2017

A big thank you to James Bellisimo for donating this old sign to our library. It was the old library sign that hung above the library’s front door when the library was at it’s King Street location. The Marlboro Free Library was located on King Street from 1921-1977. He also donated the old library key!

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New Local History Brochure for our Library!!

June 6, 2017

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Marlboro Free Library History Exhibit from 2011

May 30, 2017

http://omeka.hrvh.org/exhibits/show/marlborolibrary

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Marlborough Historical Society Meetings

December 28, 2016

The Marlborough, NY Historical Society Meetings will be the 4th Sunday of the Month at 2pm at the Milton-On-Hudson-Train Station.