Local History Room
The History Collection of the Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library is housed in the Library's Local History Room. In this room books, manuscript materials, photographs and other materials relating to all eras of the history of the Towns of Halfmoon and Clifton Park are collected, preserved and made accessible to the public. See a selection of historical photographs of our area.
These collections are maintained in cooperation with other local historical institutions, such as the Brookside Museum, the Saratoga County History Center and with the town historians of Clifton Park and Halfmoon. Read more about our History Collections.
Access to the Local History Room is Monday from 1-4 pm or by appointment.
John Scherer, Clifton Park Town Historian, is also available for consultation at the Library at the following times:
- Wednesday from 9 am to noon
- First and third Tuesdays of the month from 7 - 9 pm
- Other times by appointment
Scherer can assist patrons with local history and genealogical research, as well as help with house histories and locating and identifying historical photographs. If you have memories you would like to share, oral histories are also conducted on a regular basis.
Please phone the Library at (518)371-8622 for information on how to make an appointment with John Scherer or a Reference Librarian.
Get the Local History Collection brochure.
See Genealogy Research for genealogy databases and library programs.