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Archive for the 'history' Category

Calling All Photography Buffs

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Llewellyn is a photographer, and like him, you may be interested in historic photographic techniques. Next Tuesday evening, in nearby Dundee, New York, John Coffer, aka “tintype man” will be speaking before the summer dinner program of the Dundee Area Historical Society. This is a very short drive from us here at La Belle Vie. […]

How Penn Yan Got Its Name

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Not a new story by any means, but just encountered the article while researching genealogical information in the Springfield Republican, located in western Massachusetts. What is also interesting is the article was acquired from the Sing Sing Prison Paper, Star of Hope — though this style of article acquisition was not unusual, I did not […]

Upcoming May Event

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

If you are looking for a historic and fun event right here in Penn Yan, you may find this interesting. On May 14, 2011 — just a short time away — there will be a program sponsored by the Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society. The event is the Keuka Rifles Send Off Commemoration, celebrating […]

House History

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We have been drawn to old historic homes for a long time now. In Manhattan, we lived in an 1870’s brownstone. In Brooklyn, it was a 1920 eclectic brick house in a designated historic district. Even in Massachusetts, our house, contemporary in appearance, had originally served as a workshop, connected to an old Victorian house […]