Esquatak Historical Society

Nassau, New York  12123

Activities  1999 & 2000


October 17

Trip to Cooperstown - Lunch at Farmer's Museum, Fenimore Art Museum

November 19

7:30 Schodack Town Hall; Arthur Clark - Memorabilia & Recollections of Schodack


February 18, 2000

Piano restoration, Wally Stock on Piano Action Factories and Musical Instruments, owner of Stock's Piano Service.  7:30 PM Grace Methodist Church, Route 20, Nassau, NY

March 17
7:30 PM

"Ye Old Clock Shop" Michael Wilson, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.  Schodack Town Hall, 1777 Columbia Turnpike, Schodack, NY

April 28
6:30 PM

Annual Dinner Meeting. Don Carpentier  - Early 19th century ceramics and glass found under the Capt. James McKown house.  St. Paul's Methodist Church, Carney Road, Schodack, NY.  Roast Turkey dinner.  Payment must be recieved by April 21.

November 17
7:30 PM

Dave Honeyoust, an Onedia Cheif from Buskirk, NY, will describe the Onedias of long ago and today.



Articles from the Esquatak Historical Society Reporter - February 2000

P.O. Box 151, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY  12033


Clove Road School Restoriation

The Town of Schodack has recieved a $10,000 Legislative Member Initiative through the office of Senator Joe Bruno for restoration of the Clove Road School in South Schodack.

The school building was completed in 1870 and its structure now provides a unique oppertunity to preserve one of the town's remaining outstanding historic resources.  Planned uses are- activity space for the Town Historian, Historic Preservation Commission, and the Historical Society of Esquatak.  The money available from this appropriation will be used to stabliize and restore the stone foundation and weight-bearing walls.


Memorial Plaque in Memory of Dale Johnson

W. Dale Johnson will be forever memorialized by the placing of a bronze plaque in the Log Meeting House Cemetary in East Schodack.  Funds were provided by his widow Carr Johnson.

Dale initiated Esquatak's cemetary restoration project in 1990 when he approached members to discuss the disgraceful condition of several rural cemetaries, most notably the Log Meeting House Cemetary at the end of Sagendorf Road.  One thing led to another and Esquatak eventually worked in several cemetaries to cleanup the cemetaries, restore broken stones, and to record the inscriptions.

The plaque was made with the assistance of Ted Burek of Century Monuments in Rennselaer.  DiMartini Oil Equipment Services in Glenmont (Marianne Carner's family business) will make the stand for mounting the plaque.


Spring 2000 Scholarship Raffle

Esquatak will hold a fundraising raffle to help support ur Eastfield Village Scholarship Fund.  A handmade reproduction piece made by one of the Carpentiers will be well worth the purchase price of raffle tickets.  The drawing will be at the Annual Dinner on April 28.


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