Join Stamford Library Archivist and Local Historian Karen Cucinello every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. for History Hour! This monthly interactive history discussion will utilize the extensive collection housed in the Stamford Library History Room and feature everything from postcards and scrapbooks to photographs and newspapers. Participants are welcome and encouraged to […]
Join John Duda, lifelong postcard collector and long-time secretary of the Kaaterskill Postcard Club for a lecture and display on Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Stamford Library! John will provide a history of postcard collecting, also known as deltiology, and share methods for dating postcards of all sorts, even those without postmark […]
We’re pleased to announce a Slide Show & Chat about the History of the Stamford Fire Department. The presentation will take place at the Fire Station located at 111 Main Street in Stamford. This program will be taking place on Wednesday June 22nd from 6-7pm. It is FREE and Open to the Public!
Brooks House of Bar-B-Q By Karen Cuccinello – 4/2022 Brooks House of Bar-B-Q had its beginnings at 64150 Hobart Rd../Rte 10, Harpersfield/Stamford when Griffin Allen and Frances Grace (McClelland) Brooks bought Grace’s parent’s poultry business in 1941. They raised and processed poultry and sold eggs locally for about 10 years before pioneering the barbecued chicken […]
“Stamford’s Side Streets Then & Now: Academy to Liberty Streets” A Zoom Lecture with Karen Cuccinello
Local Historian Karen Cuccinello has put together another fantastic program showcasing Stamford’s rich history! On Thursday, February 3 at 7 p.m., Karen will present “Stamford’s Side Streets Then & Now: Academy to Liberty Streets” live on Zoom! Pre-registration is required to receive the link and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Dr. Hiram Pierce Hubbell By Karen Cuccinello 12-2020 August 17, 1895 Stamford Recorder- Dr. H.P. Hubbell was born in the town of Gilboa, Schoharie County, NY November 28, 1847. He graduated from Stamford Seminary, studied medicine with his brother in Harpersfield and graduated in 1876. Establishing himself at Harpersfield he remained there ten years. […]
Louis A. Buck By Karen Cuccinello I found this diary in the Stamford Historical Society archives. It was written in 1869/70 by Louis A. Buck while he attended the Stamford Seminary. Louis was 18 years old when he used a pencil to jot down his daily activities in a fairly legible cursive. Louis was born […]
Lambert Brown By Karen Cuccinello – 11/2020 Handwritten on the back of Mr. Brown’s photo, housed at the Stamford Village Library history room, is Lamport Brown. I search for Lamports across the USA in census reports and only found a few but I did find a local Lambert Brown so that is who I believe […]
Madeleine Hilda (Menzel) Danald By Karen Cuccinello I found four of Madeleine’s autograph books with dates from 1926 to 1935 in the Stamford Historical Society archives. A few of the oldest signatures were from Eastern School; I believe this was probably from when she was still living in East Orange, NJ, then from 1929 on […]