Program focuses on Howards

CHARLESTON – The Charleston Historical Society will host the program, “The Howard Family and Broom Manufacturing in Fort Hunter and Amsterdam, New York,” on Sunday at 2 p.m.

It is the society’s first program of the year.

The program will feature guest speaker Terri Moran, vice president of the Capital District Genealogical Society. Her husband, Larry, is a descendant of the Howard family of Fort Hunter.

Terri Moran has been researching the Howard genealogy for more than 30 years.

The presentation will tell the story of the Howard family and its broom manufacturing, which began in Fort Hunter and concluded in Amsterdam in the 1930s, a news release said.

The program is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The society’s headquarters is the former First Baptist Church of Charleston on Polin Road

For more information, call 829-7592.