July 18, 2015 — Historical “Edinburgh” Day

Please join us Saturday, July 18th, 2015 from 9am to 3pm (rain or shine) for Historic “Edinburgh” day. Come celebrate the grand reopening of the Nellie Tyrrell Museum after significant renovations by Andre Garand. At the Rural Museum, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides (11am to 1pm) by J&D Percherons, Caricatures by Phil Singer, Live Music (morning only) by Jessica Jensen, a bake sale, the Edinburg Quilters, many local Craft Vendors, and more!

There are also other events happening around Edinburg that day. These include an open house at the Edinburg Fire House all day (with demonstrations at 11pm and 1pm, children welcome), a blood pressure clinic at the Edinburg Ambulance Squad, a White Elephant Sale at the Edinburg Methodist Church, and a historical recreation of an Edinburg one-room schoolhouse (morning only).

If you are wondering about the extra “h” in “Edinburgh” day, it is a reminder about Edinburg’s past when the town’s name was spelled differently.

July 21, 2015 meeting: House Stories

On Tuesday, July 21, 7 p.m. the Edinburg Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. This will be a presentation by local community members on the stories of the history of  their own homes. We are especially looking forward to a talk by Claire Lathers on what it takes to get a home onto the National Register of Historic Places.

We’d like to thank retired reading teacher, author and historian, Marty Podskoch for presenting the story of his latest book, Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country, at our last meeting. The Society has a limited number of copies of his book available for sale for those who would like to take on the educational challenge of visiting all 102 Adirondack towns and villages.