The Inscription in the Window at SCHS

sylvie briber house illustration

This sounds like it could be a fun/interesting local history tale. Stockade resident Sylvia Briber will be at the Schenectady County Historical Society to talk about her book The Inscription in the Window April 22:

Who was Stockade resident Grace Watkins? And what happened to her on April 22, 1883? For over 20 years Sylvie Briber has made the SCHS her second home as she searched for answers. Why? Because etched into the window of Sylvie's Washington Avenue home are the tiny letters: "Grace T. Watkins April 22nd 1883."
Join us for a book release party as Sylvie discusses her adventures in researching her home's story and the characters she's met along the way. Sylvie will read passages from her book, and answer questions about the Governor Yates family artifacts found in her home that now reside at SCHS. A few artifacts will be on display, and we're celebrating it all with cheesecake and chocolate!

Here's a Gazette interview with Briber from a few years back that touches on the mystery and her status as the unofficial ambassador of the Stockade.

The talk at SCHS is Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm. It's $5.

illustration image via SCHS

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