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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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Upcoming Events

Cohoes Canal Cleanup
Saturday, April 23 - 10 a.m.- noon.

Meet near the intersection of Vliet and Summit Streets in Cohoes. Join the Spindle City Historic Society as we participate in the statewide Canal Clean Sweep. We will be picking up trash and other debris along the old canal towpaths, Devlin Street and in Power Canal Park. Trash bags will be
provided. All are welcome to participate.

Collecting Veterans’ Memories

On Cohoes Heritage Day, Saturday, May 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Cohoes Visitor Center, 58 Remsen St.

The Spindle City Historic Society will be collecting photographs, information and artifacts related to Cohoes veterans of all wars and their recollections of military service. Information is being collected as part of the Cohoes Veterans Memorial Project. Photographs and documents brought in can be copied on-site at the Visitor Center. If you have materials or information you wish to share and cannot attend on May 14, please contact us at or 237-5618.



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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. 


Last Updated: April 16, 2016