Thursday, May 28, 2009

Little Known Museum in Troy Holds a Key to Capital Region's Place in the Labor Movement

Fergitaboutit! J'Ville was thee most important industrial town in all of Pittstown and most of Rensselaer Co. We want a Johnsonville Railroad & Industrial Museum! The old "moms" store on Rt. 67 would be a PERFECT location, and its for sale too!
Hello! Any of you historic pres railfan / industry & labor people listening? Here is a golden opportunity for you to champion a really good cause that would help the local economies. Give me a call and I will show you around and share with you some ideas.
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News from New York State Department of Labor

For more information contact: Leo Rosales, 518-457-5519

Media Advisory: Little Known Museum in Troy Holds a Key to Capital Region's Place in the Labor Movement
Governor Paterson Proclaims May Labor History Month in New York State

ALBANY, NY (05/27/2009; 1316)(readMedia)--

Question: What do the Liberty Bell, the Panama Canal, the USS Monitor, George Armstrong Custer and a local Iron Molders Union have in common?

Answer: The City of Troy, of course.

On Thursday, May 28, the Department of Labor will be holding a press event at the Burden Iron Works Museum in Troy to celebrate Labor History Month in New York State. Located in the former office of one of the most important firms in the history of iron and steel, the Burden Iron Works Museum promotes the City of Troy and its rightful place as the Silicon Valley of the 19th Century.

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: Burden Iron Works Museum

One East Industrial Parkway

Troy, NY 12180

Map available at the following link:

WHO: Executive Deputy Commissioner of Labor Mario Musolino

Congressman Paul Tonko

Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino

P. Thomas Carroll, Ph.D., Executive Director, Burden Iron Works Museum

Paul F. Cole, Executive Director, American Labor Studies Center

Guests in attendance to include State Historian Robert Weible; Jeffrey Stark, Secretary-Treasurer, Capital District Area Labor Federation; and Michael Barrett, Deputy Director and Tourism Coordinator for the Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway.

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