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Celebrating historic Cohoes, NY since 1994

Spindle City Historic Society Meetings – Join us the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
At the Cohoes Visitors Center, 58 Remsen Street, the ground floor of the Cohoes Music Hall.
Check back often for meeting updates and other timely information!

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Recent Web Site Updates

June 5, 2014: Reorganized this page.

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Upcoming Events

Former Cohoes Historian Speaks at Meeting

October 29, 2014 at 7 pm. In a special meeting of the Spindle City Historic Society (SCHS), Walter Lipka, former Cohoes historian, will speak at the October 29 meeting of the Society. The meeting will take place at 7 pm but will be held at Harmony Mill 3 in the Community Room. Walter will speak on the history of Cohoes as well as the history and impact of SCHS in the city. For directions, please call 237-5618. This meeting is open to the public.









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Cohoes Revisited

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Cohoes : Postcard History Series

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Copies of all three of our booka are available.


If you are interested in purchasing copies, please e-mail us at We can also mail books (for an additional charge) if you are not able to pick them up. When you purchase your books directly from SCHS, over 40% of the cover price helps support our exhibits, programming, newsletter and other activities.


George Stacey Davis Commemorative T-Shirts


In recognition of the 15th anniversary of the induction of Cohoesier George Stacey Davis into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the dedication of the George Stacey Davis sign in Silliman Park this June, the Spindle City Historic Society is offering this limited-edition George Stacey Davis commemorative t-shirt. The short-sleeve shirts are gray, with navy blue print. Shirts are $12 (in sizes S-XL), $14 for 2XL, $15 for 3XL, and $16 for 4XL. Youth sizes (S-XL) are also available. To order, contact us at or at 518-237-5618.  Shirts can also be purchased on the day of the George Stacey Davis sign dedication on June 8.


Last Updated: October 22, 2014