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Curious visitors watched demonstrations of effective techniques and proper etiquette for using metal detectors to uncover buried artifacts at the The Knox Historical Society's museum.

Thoughts of the changing times, changing landscapes, changing ways of life coincide in several articles uncovered by this historian.

A student in Schoolhouse No. 5 returned last week, nearly eight decades hence, to tell Berne-Knox-Westerlo second-graders about her early education.

Last Saturday, Tim Albright led a group of hikers through John Boyd Thacher State Park. Along their journey, Albright taught the group about the history of the area, from millions of years ago to the present.

SCHOHARIE — As part of the May 30 Decoration Day observation at the Old Stone Fort, the cenotaph of Col. Simon Hosack Mix will be re-dedicated, bringing to the forefront a fascinating life and death.

Eva Messer died in 1870. Her gravesite has intrigued visitors more than 100 years later, most recently a pair of men and a Facebook group interested in installing a new gravestone.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo elementary-school children touched and studied objects and pictures related to local lives more than a century ago.

The Albany County Historical Association invited local organizations to use their space in Arbor Hill earlier this month. They plan to meet again in Knox in June.

With school funds cut for field trips, the Hilltown community is enriching students' understanding of history and their own heritage by bringing antique objects in a suitcase to their classroom.

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