August 18, 2023

RIP John Wolcott Historian & Save the Pine Bush Activist

John Wolcott, historian, preservationist, activist, and fierce advocate for the Pine Bush, has died at 90. He was an expert on Dutch colonization of Albany in the 1600s. His revival in the early 80s of the Pinxter Festival celebrated by the Dutch and African-Americans was adopted by the City of Albany into the present Albany Tulip Festival. Lynne Jackson of Save the Pine Bush talked with Mark Dunlea about John, including his role in founding Save the Pine Bush.

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