Museum Collection Acquisitions 2019
Donated by Herbert Young of Atlanta, GA
-1914 Board of Trade, Amsterdam book and Woven Floor Covering Book by the Looms of Mohawk, Retail Sales Manual 1949.
Donated by Janet Hayes of California
-1916 Board of Trade, Amsterdam book which belonged to Theodore Spannbaur of 3 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Donated by Martha Stanton of Amsterdam, NY
-Amsterdam City Hospital Nurse’s Cape 1920’s which belonged to Lois Gode (1899-1965) graduate of Amsterdam City Hospital Nursing School 1920. Lois worked as a School Nurse at Amsterdam High School and retired from Memorial Hospital in 2002.
Donated by Robert and Thomas Harrison of Amsterdam, NY
-2 Mohawk Carpet Mills rugs made in Amsterdam, NY in the 1930’s owned by James Harrison who worked as an Electrician at Mohawk Carpet Mills.
Donated by Lynn Luxton of New York, NY
-A collection of foreign stamps from the Kelloggs and Miller Linseed Oil Company dating from 1939-1940. The collection belonged to donor’s grandfather, Edward C. Neubert who was a manager at the Company. In 1946 he was the President of the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.
Donated by Carol Lasher of Ossininy, NY
-Hand tied crazy quilt circa 1880’s from the Harrington family of Gloversville, NY given to her by Paul Harrington who died of AIDS in the 1980’s in NYC. -A Promise, a book of poems by Louise Livingston, teacher at Amsterdam High School. Book is personally signed by Kirk Douglas and forward is written by Kirk Douglas. Book was owned by Helen
Miller, donor’s aunt who was an elementary teacher in Amsterdam.
Donated by Amie Guyette Hall of Fairfield, CT
-Original Polish paintings by donor’s mother, Virginia Cegelski Guyette of Rotterdam, NY:
1.George Washington & Thaddeus Kosciuszko Inspecting Fortifications at Fort Putnam, West Pont, NY.
2. Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko at Saratoga Surrender, October 1777
3. Peasants Dancing in Lowicz, Poland
4. Peasants Dancing in Tatra Mountains, Poland
5. Polonez in Zywiec, Poland
-Variety of Polish Books and publications and misc. items and photographs
-Authentic Traditional Polish dance Costumes including: Mountaineer, Krakowiak Lowicz, Polonez, and Kozur.
Donated by Linda Bialobok of Hagaman, NY
-Smoke book owned by donor’s father Harland Miller (1905-1985) musician, Church organist and carpenter.
-Mohawk Valley Tales by Harvey Chalmers II (1890-1971)
Donated by Patricia Fazzone of Arlington, VA
-Wooden children’s blocks belonging to Mrs. Marion Bennett, former owner of the Tower Inn in Cranesville, NY.
Donated by Bernice Aviza of Albany, NY
-2 display cases that belonged to Edward and Polly Ziausys of Amsterdam.
Donated by Bonnie Siis of Amsterdam, NY.
-Irish blackthorn walking stick from Ireland.
Donated by Mark Wierzbowski of Wilmington, DE
-AHS Yearbooks from 1941, 1943, 1944, 1947 and St. Stanilaus yearbook from 1948 belonging to Josephine Wierzbowski.