Category Archives: Troy NY

more new old stuff

We recently received an item that is part of an interesting story with a connection to an important alum.  The item is a zither — yes, a zither.  It’s a complex musical instrument that was quite familiar a hundred years … Continue reading

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On a hill overlooking Troy

Coming into Troy via Route 7 east down that long slope, one’s eyes inevitably scan to the opposite hill where the RPI campus is situated.  The Low Center sits up there at the highest point, but the most prominent building … Continue reading

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Looks familiar…

This photograph has been kicking around my desk for some time. The house looked familiar, but I couldn’t quite place it. I showed it to my colleagues and they also remembered seeing it before — but where? Recently, I was … Continue reading

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