Brushing Up on Local History

Gloversville to Participate in National Historic Marker Day

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – The Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) at Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (CRG) will be participating in the National Historic Marker Day by cleaning Downtown Gloversville historic markers on Friday, April 26th, at 11 a.m.

Jennifer Donovan, GDDS, reported that she and any volunteers who would like to join her will start with the marker located at Trail Station Park on West Fulton Street. A list of historical markers in the area can be found at

“As Earth Day and other clean up days are scheduled for April, this is another fun way to help clean up and also shed light on local history,” Donovan said.

Gloversville’s Historic Markers

The marker at Trail Station Park notes the site of the headquarters of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville (FJ&G) Railroad. For more information, or to sign up, Donovan can be reached at (518) 725-7700 ext. 4 or by email at

According to the NYS Historic Marker Database, there are over 12,000 state historical signs throughout New York. In addition to the Trail Station Park sign, others in the Gloversville area include:

  • Glove Theatre, 42 N. Main St.: “Glove Theatre … Opened 1914. Hosted movies, music, vaudeville and civic events, operated by SchineEnterprises 1920-1965. Closed 1971. Reopened 1997. William C. Pomeroy Foundation 2023.”
  • American Legion Post 137, 200 N. Main St.: “Post 137 … American Legion Post … Honoring WWI Pvt. Harold Wilmot Est. 1919, Legion House … Built CA. 1930. US Congressman Lucius N. Littauer, Donor. William C. Pomeroy Foundation 2022.”
  • Fulton County Museum, 237 Kingsboro Ave.: “Site of Kingsborough Academy … Built 1831 … Demolished 1900 … Private School 1831 – 1863 … Public Elementary School 1863 – 1900 … Bicentennial Fulton Co. 1976.”
  • Parkhurst Field, 50 Harrison Str.: “Opened July 12, 1906 … Home of N.Y.S. League Jags … Host to future HOF players, MLB, Negro League, Semi-Pro & Industrial Baseball Teams … Dedicated October 13, 2013.” Also at the baseball field complex are markers for the history of Gloversville Little League and Parkhurst Field that were created and erected by the league.

The brings people together to maintain local markers

The day was launched as a grassroots celebration by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Syracuse, NY. This day is meant to bring people together to maintain local markers by cleaning them and providing an opportunity to celebrate and preserve history. Held on the last Friday of every April, residents and groups of all sizes are welcome to volunteer. For more information on National Historic Marker Day, visit

Celebrate National Historic Marker Day in Gloversville and brush up on history.