September 19, 2015 — Edinburg Fall Festival

On September 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Edinburg Historical Society will hold its annual Edinburg Fall Festival at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museum at 11 North Shore Road at the Edinburg Four Corners. Tour the museums and join in the fall family fun. Edinburg is just 55 miles from Albany, 15 miles from Lake George, and 22 miles from Saratoga.

Park and walk across the Batchellerville Bridge, one of the longest steel bridge spans in upstate New York and enjoy the gorgeous view of autumn colors.

Seasonal fall treats of cider, donuts, homemade soups, and chili will be served. Treasures will be sold at the White Elephant Booth, and you can purchase home-made pies, cookies and cakes at the bake sale. There will be demonstrations in the Rural Museum of old time crafts. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a piece of furniture made by Rusty Gleaves of Hope Falls, second drawing will be a framed photograph by Norma Porteus, and the third drawing will be a handmade afghan by Andrea Blackwood.

There will be artists and crafters and a Farmer’s market. Kids get to paint a pumpkin.

Joel and Denise Ferguson will have their Percheron horses providing free horse and wagon rides.

Take a short walk or ride to visit the Copeland Covered Bridge built in 1879 and the Carriage House built before 1828 and used as a water-powered shop for the Copeland brothers who were wheelwrights and makers of cabinets, coffins and furniture.

Contact Maria Spaeth, president for further information at or 863-7063.

September 15, 2015 meeting — Nellie Tyrrell Award

On Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m. the Edinburg Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. Children and parents from Mr. Sitt’s former fourth grade class at Edinburg Common School will give a presentation on local history to culminate their studies. A student will be selected to receive the 2015 Nellie Tyrrell Award. This is also a general business meeting where we will be holding elections for some positions.