The Edinburg Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. Joanne Blaauboer, Northampton Historian will speak on “Fish House History.”
Joanne is a retired science teacher. She and her husband moved into the town called Fish House and bought a 200 year old brick house that was a tailor shop and then a doctor’s office. She was intrigued with the history of the area and volunteered at the Fish House Community Center and then organized a history tour of the area in 2009 and 2012. The Historian for the town of Northampton (Fish House is part of that town) asked her to be Deputy Historian of Northampton and concentrate her research on Fish House.
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Edinburg Fall Festival. The Rural Museum exhibits are still a work in progress and hopefully will be finished for viewing next year.
The holidays are a just around the corner and if you wish to purchase any sweatshirts, t-shirts with long or short sleeves, the new EHS cookbook “A Taste of Edinburg”, the CD’s “Saving the Dream” – John Bennis’s photographs documenting Edinburg’s history; “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga” and “Then and Now” – Walter Marz with current pictures of Edinburg. These are available at the Edinburg Town Hall in the Historian’s office Wednesdays 9 am to 2 pm.
All meeting and program are free and open to the public.
EDINBURG FALL FESTIVAL – SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 28, 10 AM TO 3 PM
Come join us for the Edinburg Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28th. The Rural Museum will serve as the location for free horse and wagon rides by J & D Percherons from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be face painting by Jessie Vonberg. A variety of delicious homemade soups, potato and macaroni salads, toasted cheese sandwiches, chili, coffee, hot tea, juice and water will be available. Maple sugar samples will be provided with a variety of maple sugar products for purchase from the Edward’s Maple Hill Sugar Farm.
A bake sale with pies, cookies, breads and all kinds of treats will be available. If you love to bake you can bring your contribution of baked goods to the Rural Museum between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on September 28th.
Jessie Jensen sings and plays the dulcimer and guitar and will entertain us at 10:00 a.m. Jesse has a master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Music Education and teaches music, drama and art at the Edinburg Common School. She and her husband Darby are lifelong residents. At 1:00 p.m. Edinburg resident Ony Antonucci will perform some songs from her new CD “Heart of Dreams.” Ony studied at Queens College and UCLA and has performed with groups in Europe and the USA. EHS member George McCleery will play old favorites on the pump organ.
EHS is still accepting applications from vendors and crafters for the Fall Festival. A 10% commission of sales is asked as a donation to help defray costs associated with the event. Information is online.
On Tuesday, September 17th the Edinburg Historical Society will hold a Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. and a business meeting at 7 p.m at the Edinburg Community Center. with the collection of dues and election of the EHS Board members whose terms are expiring. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy the evening.
The new Rural Museum addition dedicated to fishing, trapping and hunting is almost completed. Painting and putting together the exhibits are still on the list for completion. Construction people were terribly behind this year because of all the rain and we are grateful that André Garand could find time for us.
The Society welcomes everyone to its meetings. You do not have to be a member to attend. But for $5 a member or $10 for a family why would anyone pass up this opportunity. Are you a snowbird? Many of our members are and participate only during the summer. Wonderful programs and new friendships are just waiting to happen. There are many ways to participate in the Society like baking, manning a table or sitting at the Nellie Tyrrell Museum for a few hours during the Festivals, organizing demonstrators of old-time crafts, or help with the Sunshine Chair and send cards to members for all occasions.
Lorraine and William Barry have purchased a share in the Copeland Covered Bridge in memory of Paul and Lucille Schulte. Patricia and Bradley Brownell have purchased a share in memory of Stirling Hall. Shares are available for $25 in honor of and in memory of a beloved one. The funds help EHS preserve the bridge for future generations.
All meetings and programs are free and open to the public.
The Edinburg Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. There will be a brief meeting and nominations will be accepted for President and Trustee positions. After that, members will tell interesting stories of house histories.
All meetings and programs are free and open to the public. Membership is $5 per person and $10 for a family. EHS meets once a month from April to November.
EHS continues to raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of the Copeland Historic Site which is comprised of the Copeland Covered Bridge and Carriage Shop. Your donation of $25 will purchase a share certificate for yourself, as a gift, in honor of a loved one or in memory of a loved one. An acknowledgement of your contribution will be sent to the recipient you request and the name will be posted at the Copeland Covered Bridge. Send your request to the mailing address here.
Shares in the Copeland Covered Bridge have been purchased by Kim Robinson and Ruth Robinson in memory of Melanie VanEvery; Faye Fraiser in memory of Paul LaPort; Ruth Robinson in memory of Leland C Robinson; Beulah Simpson in memory of Beverly Morgan, Jamie Simpson and LeGrande and Beulah Dimick and in honor of Thomas and Christopher Simpson.
Mark your calendars for the Edinburg Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are still needed and if you are interested call Andrea and George Blackwood at 518 863-6772.
On Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. the Edinburg Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. Bruce Brownell will speak on the Brownell Lumber Round House.
Bruce is the owner of Adirondack Alternate Energy designing and engineering passive solar homes that do not use fossil fuel. After earning a degree in Forestry and working in the family lumber business for several years, Bruce decided to build energy efficient solar homes. He is a 1964 Construction Management and Wood Products Engineering graduate.
Brownell Lumber Company was established in 1933 by Victor and Elizabeth Brownell. In the 60s the “Round house” was built and business expanded into the retail supply of lumber and building products. In 1970 Victor and Elizabeth sold the company to their three sons, Bruce, Ronald and Bradley.
28th ANNUAL HISTORIC EDINBURG DAY FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JULY 13 – 10 AM TO 3 PM
11 NORTH SHORE ROAD, EDINBURG, NY
THE HISTORIC EDINBURG DAY FESTIVAL will be held on July 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The town will be bustling with locals and visitors experiencing local history. Edinburg four corners is just up the hill from one of the longest steel bridge spans in upstate NY – take a walk and enjoy the beautiful view. The Edinburg United Methodist Church, the Volunteer Fire Company, the Sacandaga Seniors, the Edinburg Historical Society join together to make this a community Festival.
There will be horse and wagon rides by J & D Percheron, face painting by Jessie Vonberg, car show, Chinese auction, sugar maple products, white elephant sale, canine demonstration by Saratoga County, Boy Scout demonstrations and craft vendors. Hot dogs, soup, bake beans, macaroni and potato salad and a bake sale with pies, cakes, cookies, brownies and more. The Hagaman Safe House Trailer will be at the Fire House and will teach you what to do in a fire or tornado.
Visit the Edinburg Historical Museum of Rural Life, the Nellie Tyrrell Museum of Edinburg History, and a short walk brings you to the 35 foot-long Copeland Covered Bridge built in 1879, the only Queen post truss bridge in NYS and the only covered bridge in Saratoga County.
On Tuesday, June 18 the Edinburg Historical Society will have its meeting at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. Gail Cramer and Priscilla Edwards will speak on Osborn Bridge.
Gail Cramer graduated from Northville Central High School and Barrington College and is a photo shop artist and tutor. She is the Historian for Northampton, Fish House and Northville and collects and preserves local history making it available to the public. Gail does genealogy research for those seeking their ancestors and local history. Gail writes a newsletter each month and has published a book “The Diary of Rhoda Barker Duncan.”
Priscilla Edwards was born and raised in Edinburg attending Edinburg Common School and graduated from Northville Central School. She has been Historian of Edinburg over 30 years. She was one of the original organizers of the Historical Society working as an assistant to Nellie Tyrrell the Town Historian. Priscilla is currently a board member of the Society and has served as President of EHS. She researches inquiries on family genealogy, and has interviewed and taped remembrances of people born in Edinburg. She writes monthly articles for the Edinburg Newsletter.
Historic Edinburg Day will be held on Saturday, July 13. The Society will be selling potato and macaroni salads and baked beans along with their annual bake sale. If you would like to contribute baked goods, salads or baked beans call Claudette at 518 863-4844.
Crafters are needed for the Edinburg Fall Festival being held on Saturday, September 28. Applications are available on the web site or call George and Andrea Blackwood at 518 863-6772.
Pat and Bradley Brownell have purchased a share in the Copeland Covered Bridge in memory of Melanie VanEvery. Shares can be purchased for $25 in honor of a birthday, anniversary, wedding or in memory of a loved one.