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Hoosick Falls in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grandma Moses

 
 
Grandma Moses Marker - Hoosick Falls, New York image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 17, 2008
1. Grandma Moses Marker - Hoosick Falls, New York
Inscription.  Who won world fame at 80 after her paintings were discovered in this village is buried here in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
 
Erected by Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Auxiliary, Hoosick Falls.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesWomen.
 
Location. 42° 53.799′ N, 73° 21.085′ W. Marker is in Hoosick Falls, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (New York State Route 22) and River Street (Route 22), on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hoosick Falls NY 12090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natty Bumppo (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Meeting House in Hoosick Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Abbott Wood (approx. ¼ mile away); Wood Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Town of Hoosick Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Henderson E. Van Surdam
Grandma Moses Marker beside Route 22 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 17, 2008
2. Grandma Moses Marker beside Route 22
(approx. ¼ mile away); Town of Hoosick War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Hoosick Falls Elks Lodge 178 B.P.O.E. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoosick Falls.
 
Regarding Grandma Moses. On December 13, 1961 President Kennedy paid the following tribute to Grandma Moses; "The death of Grandma Moses removed a beloved figure from American life. The directness and vividness of her paintings restored a primitive freshness to our perception of the American scene. Both her work and her life helped our nation renew its pioneer heritage and recall its roots in the countryside and on the frontier. All Americans mourn her loss."
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Grandma Moses lived in nearby Eagle Bridge for many years
 
Also see . . .  Obituary - Grandma Moses Is Dead at 101. (Submitted on November 29, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Maple Grove Cemetery, Hoosick Falls, Elks
 
Grandma Moses , 1860 - 1961 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Grandma Moses , 1860 - 1961
Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 24, 2008
4. Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls, NY
This is the entrance to the Gove Cemetery where Grandma Moses is buried.
Moses Family Headstoned in Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 24, 2008
5. Moses Family Headstoned in Grove Cemetery
Grandma Moses Headstone Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 24, 2008
6. Grandma Moses Headstone Memorial
GRANDMA MOSES
Her Primitive Paintings
Captured The Spirit and
Preserved the Scene of a
Vanishing Countryside
Grandma Moses Burial Plot in the Maple Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 24, 2008
7. Grandma Moses Burial Plot in the Maple Grove Cemetery
Grandma Moses Painting image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 24, 2008
8. Grandma Moses Painting
This reproduction of a Grandma Moses painting on the side of brick building in Hoosick Falls is a tribute to the artist.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on December 1, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 29, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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