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NYS History Booklets

Available to Historical Organizations & Societies

for retail sales

(Minimum Order of 15 booklets)

* 10 and 20% Discounts available for larger quantities

(1) The Life & Times of the Van Schoonhovens of Half Moon is about the four generations of Van Schoonhovens in Half Moon and their times. The booklet covers family purchase an establishment of a farm about a mile north of the Mohawk River in the Van Schaick Patent.  Each chapter follows the different generations, the development of their farm and the chaotic colonial period on the Northern frontier above Albany. The last few chapters focus on Colonel Jacobus Van Schoonhoven of the Albany County Militia, his role in the American Revolution, the creation of the U.S. Constitution and the early 19th century.   


Cost: $7.99 each 

(2) A Most Difficult Feat: Colonel Henry Knox and the Winter Cannon Train (November, 1775- March, 1776 looks at one of the first major accomplishments during the first year of the American Revolution. It explores the path of the 25 year old Colonel Knox's difficult mission to safely transport 60 tons of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights. Each chapter looks at the many natural obstacles overcome on the 240 mile journey during the winter of 1775-1776. (Available in October, 2023)

Cost: $7.99 each

* More titles coming soon.  

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