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Thank You Everyone

that attended the

“Ghosts of the Past” Tours

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HAL was pleased and honored to have you join us for a unique,  fun, and entertaining glimpse of Amsterdam history.

 

Click here for a photo journal of the tour

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Coming next month:

Amsterdam Icons 2019

 

 

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This year’s neighborhood tour companion book – 48 pages, the largest ever – is available at:

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The Book Hound – 16 Main Street, Amsterdam

The Walter Elwood Museum – 100 Church Street, Amsterdam

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by mail directly from HAL

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Click here for details

Note: Booklet supplement under “Stories and Articles” in right sidebar

(See below for prior years)

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The Key to the Future is the Past

Welcome to HAL!

 

Welcome to the Historic Amsterdam League (HAL) web site. The Historic Amsterdam League was established in July of 2010 in conjunction with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the 1885 chartering of the City of Amsterdam, N.Y.  HAL is a nonprofit and nonpartisan citizen based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the physical, cultural, and natural heritage of the City of Amsterdam N. Y.

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Please take a few minutes to explore our site, check out our publications, drop us a note, ask us a question, explore the links, and make yourself at home.  If you like what you see and believe that history and heritage aren’t just what happened yesterday, but are the road that led us to where we are today and the path that can show us the way to tomorrow, consider joining us on that journey - we’d be honored to welcome you as HAL’s newest member!

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Join HAL Now!

Membership forms are available at:

Amsterdam Free Library

The Book Hound – 16 East Main Street

City Hall – City Historian’s Office

This Website – Click Here

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All of the HAL Neighborhood Tour Companion Booklets from 2011-2017 are Still Available!

Through a special arrangement with the original printer HAL has been able to obtain limited run reprints of those neighborhood tour booklets which were previously out of stock.  All seven prior years, 2011 through 2017, are now available.

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2011 – The Heart of Amsterdam

2012 -Amsterdam’s South Side

2013 – Amsterdam’s West End

2014 – Amsterdam’s Rockton

2015 – Amsterdam’s Old Town

2016 – Amsterdam’s Reid & Park Hills

2017 – Amsterdam’s East End

A second chance to complete your collection!

Click here for Details

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HAL’s Amsterdam Postcard Series now includes 42 scenes – And more coming!

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries there were literally hundreds of postcards of Amsterdam printed.

These cards were a source of civic pride and showed friends, relatives, and acquaintances worldwide that “this is Amsterdam”. Few cards of Amsterdam were produced in recent years until the Historic Amsterdam League initiated production of annual sets in conjunction with the neighborhood tour programs. The HAL series now includes 42 cards – six more are on the way for 2018 – and it will continue to grow through the coming years.   Get the set for “your” part of the city, start or add to your HAL postcard collection, or just pick up an individual card or two to send out into the world and once again announce that

“This is Amsterdam”.

 

Click the links below for details and ordering information

2011 – The Heart of Amsterdam

2012 – Amsterdam’s South Side

2013 – Amsterdam’s West End

2014 – Amsterdam’s Rockton

2015 – Amsterdam’s Old Town

2016 – Amsterdam’s Reid & Park Hills

2017 – Amsterdam’s East End

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Still Available

2011 HAL “Heart of Amsterdam”

Special Postal Cancellations

Click here for details

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Amsterdam Icons 2018

HAL’s annual  full color 12-month calendar

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Ever wonder what was going on in Amsterdam

100 years ago…

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Available at:

 

The Book Hound – 16 Main Street, Amsterdam
Liberty Fresh Market – Rt. 30, Amsterdam
The Walter Elwood Museum Gift Shop – 100 Church Street, Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Free Library – 28 Church Street, Amsterdam
The Historic Amsterdam League – by mail

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Click here for details

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Amsterdam Icons 2012-2017

A new locally themed offering annually


Each year around Thanksgiving the Historic Amsterdam League introduces the new Amsterdam Icons calendar for the coming year. Amsterdam Icons is a full color 11″ x 17″ wall size calendar themed to some aspect of Amsterdam history. Accompanying each monthly illustration is a brief paragraph providing pertinent information and historic facts; the centerfold continues the annual theme with additional relevant text and/or pictures. Scattered throughout the monthly date listings, in addition to the usual holidays and observances, are important, entertaining, and often little known dates from local history. Past year editions with their frame-worthy pictures have been sell-outs and become collector items.

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Several previous year Amsterdam Icons are still available.

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Click here for Details

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