Gramercy Communications Recognized for Preserving History
Gramercy Communications was acknowledged by the Rensselaer County Legislature for its efforts in preserving the Troy Sentinel newspaper. Gramercy Communications provided a community grant to the Troy Public Library to digitize the original copies of the Troy Sentinel.
Gramercy Communications believes in the preservation of the region’s history. The grant project was inspired by our new office building, located at 225 River Street in downtown Troy, which once housed the Troy Sentinel. The Troy Sentinel was a biweekly news publication that circulated from 1823-1832. Their most notable news publication was published on December 23, 1823 when the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” was published. This poem later became know as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
The digitization project is complete and the Troy Public Library is now the first library to have the entire volume of the Troy Sentinel newspaper in an online PDF format. The files were created with character recognition software, which makes these documents searchable for keywords and phrases. Please watch our video for more information on the Troy Sentinel project.