From the Historian's Desk is a compilation of stories and facts based on the history of the town of Guilderland (New York), nearby villages, and faraway places that were previously published in the Altamont Enterprise. This book of local history focuses on the daily lives of people and the events that shaped the future for those who would follow. Revisiting the past reminds us that life is not that different regardless of the times.
Alice Begley is a registered historian with the Association of Public Historians of New York State and is currently the Town of Guilderland Historian and the Village of Altamont Historian. She has been writing about history in magazines, newspapers and books, and making the past come alive for readers for more than 30 years. She is currently working on a historical biography of Congressman John L. Schoolcraft.