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Tiny letters spawn book, history hunt

 

A book release party for Sylvie Briber’s “The Inscription in the Window” will be held  Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave., Schenectady. Admission is $5, free for society members. Visit http://schenectadyhistorical.org/.
When Briber discovered the tiny letters: “Grace T. Watkins April 22nd 1883” etched into the window of her Washington Avenue home, it kicked off a  search of more than 20 
 20 years  to answer the questions: Who was Stockade resident Watkins? What happened to her on April 22, 1883? 
Briber discusses her adventures in researching her home’s story and the characters she’s met along the way. She will read passages from her book, and answer questions about the Governor Yates family artifacts found in her home that now are kept at the historical society. 

A few artifacts will be on display; celebrate with cheesecake and chocolate.

 

Gloria Mazure

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