Historical Society to accept 28 historic local diaries

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — On Friday, Oct, 18 at 1 p.m. the Hoosick Township Historical Society will formally accept 28 diaries that belonged to the Pierce Family of Hoosick.

Some of the diaries were originally purchased a few years ago at the Wilmington, Vt., flea market by Carl Bonn from Germany. Bonn took them to Germany, where he taught English in a German school. However, he felt the diaries needed to come back to their hometown. As he stated in an email, " As far a I am concerned, the dairies are quite a major discovery to Americana in general and American History in particular."

These diaries date from 1890-1914 and were written by Frank, Roscoe and Orson Pierce. They tell of life-changing events like the death of their mother and wife, to uneventful days at school and work.

There will be simple reception following the event, which will take place at the Louis Miller Museum, 166 Main St.

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