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Corner of 1st Avenue and 15th Street
Just behind the Watervliet Public Library

Watervliet Historical Society
PO Box 246
Watervliet, New York, 12189

Wednesday through Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 518-272-0715


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On Saturday, September 6th, there will be an opening for an exhibit on The Fairview Home for Friendless Children of Watervliet commencing at 2 pm at the Watervliet Historical Society Museum, 1501 1st Avenue, Watervliet, N.Y. Following which there will be a small Reunion Reception meeting for Descendants and Honored Guests.
The Friends of the Fairview Home for Friendless Children of Watervliet, will be convening after the opening for their 1st reunion of fellow orphans and descendants of those who lived and worked at Fairview Home. The group will hold a discussion and an organizational meeting.
Fairview Home was was in operation on Boght Road from 1888-1956 and took in orphans from all over the Capital District and New York State.
One of our hosts, Raymond W. LeMay III, is writing a book on the history of the home and is seeking more material on the Home, its former tenants and its History. Please contact him to share your personal family stories.

Contact the museum for more information:
Mr. Tom Ragosta – Tel (518) 272-0715
For more information on the reunion contact Raymond W. LeMay III – email: raylemay@fairviewhome.info

Watervliet Historical Society September Meeting - September 8, 2014 7:00PM in the Watervliet Senior Citizens Center. Tim Meyers will give a presentation about metal detection. He will explain the art for detection and the history of the past discovered.

Watervliet Historical Society


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