Celebrate the History of Cohoes by visiting the downtown that made that history come to life

The Cohoes High School Alumni Association


welcome to "a community that cares"

Welcome to Cohoes, “A Community That Cares” Our Heritage Days offer a wonderful opportunity to reflect on a proud past and very promising future. These are exciting times in Cohoes which become times to cherish when we come together in celebration and hope. So I invite you to take the time to enjoy our Heritage Days events along with the talents and treasures of our extraordinary home town; Cohoes, “A Community That Cares”.
                                                                                       Mayor George E. Primeau, Sr.
"I Love Cohoes"
by Ruth Elliot Vore

16th Annual Cohoes High School Alumni Picnic

16th annual Cohoes High School Alumni Picnic 



Spindle City and the historic Van Schaick Mansion celebrates Cohoes Heritage Day.


The mansion schedule is:   

  • Open House Tours of the historic Van Schaick Mansion:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Final tour beginning at 3:00 p.m.

  • Continental Army Second Artillery Re-enactors 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Schuyler Society, Children of the American Revolution, Colonial Games
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Genealogical Research Information 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.


  • Michael Lucas, Research involving archaeology spring 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Steve Khoury, blacksmithing, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There is no charge for admission, but all donations are gratefully accepted.

Exploring the Canals of Cohoes

Saturday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., Cohoes Visitor Center


Cohoes began its rise to industrial prominence as a canal town. The Erie and Champlain Canals traversed Cohoes, and this network of waterways, along with abundant waterpower, made Cohoes a leader in the Industrial Revolution. On this walking tour, you will travel old canal towpaths where mules pulling barges once trod, see 160 year old limestone locks built by hand, and learn the history of this 19th century technological achievement.  You will find out the different routes the canal took through Cohoes over time, hear stories of life in a lively canal town, and learn how transportation and power canals led to the growth of the Harmony Mills and other industries in Cohoes.


All are welcome to participate. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Cohoes Visitor Center, 58 Remsen St.






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City of Cohoes
97 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY 12047
518.233.2117 (P) 518.233.2168 (F)
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