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July 29, 2015

DCS celebrates the Town of Duanesburg's 250th anniversary

 

Duanesburg Central School District joined with the Town of Duanesburg in celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015. DCS honored the historic event at Duanesburg Day in March 2015 with displays and commemorative items (including a logo designed by our students) honoring the region's heritage. A special Facebook page also was created for the anniversary (https://www.facebook.com/Duanesburg250 ).

The wide variety of 250th anniversary events were held, including historical study trips by students and teachers, an essay contest andconcerts at Delanson Park, as well as an August ecumenical service and a September Ride About.

On Sept. 25 and 26, 2015 DCS hosted a festive and fun school and community event, the Duanesburg 250th Anniversary Celebration & Return of Homecoming. Activities included soccer games, a band and bonfire, cookouts, craft fair and farmers market, chicken barbecue, dodgeball tournament, and formal ceremony with local officials and historical experts.

Take a look back

 

DCS created a Duanesburg 250 Celebration Facebook photo album

Visit the Homecoming Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Duanesburghomecoming.

Visit the Duanesburg 250 Celebration Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Duanesburg250

Historical Reflections - Read more about our area's rich history

 

To reflect on Duanesburg's amazing past, DCS is proud to post a series of Historical Reflections of Duanesburg's Past. Thank you to the Duanesburg 250 Committee for providing the historical PDFs below:

James Duane

Anti-Rent War

Blizzard of 1958

The Christman Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

The Center Square of Duanesburg

How the Village of Delanson Was Named

Dr. Joseph Braman

Eaton's Corners

General William North

Gid Wilber and Duanesburg

Mariaville

Alexander Jones and Octagon Houses

One Room Schools in Duanesburg

The Path of Gold

Plank Road

Kirby Wilber's Shoe Store

The Underground Railroad and Quaker Street

The Van Patten Mill

Village Names

Route 20, the Great Western Turnpike