July 13, 2019: Historic Edinburg Day

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.

March 2019 meeting cancelled

The Edinburg Historical Society meeting in March has been cancelled this year due to a conflict with board member’s and the president’s work schedules.

Future board meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Edinburg Community Center. Members are welcome to attend the board meetings.

The addition to the Rural Museum for the trapping, hunting and fishing exhibit is almost finished. André Garand has been working on the addition during the winter but was unable to do more until we get warm weather. André is also building the new shareholder’s sign for the Copeland Covered Bridge and it should be done in May.

President, George Blackwood is organizing a work detail for May to clean the Sand Hill Schoolhouse. If you can help call George at 518 863-6772.

Historic Edinburg Day will be held on Saturday July 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and EHS members will sell containers of baked beans and salads along with making delicious desserts for the bake sale. The Edinburg United Methodist Church is organizing the event this year as EHS members will be busy in 2019 with new exhibits to organize plus setting up the new hunting, fishing and trapping exhibits.

The Edinburg Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be craft vendors, a bake sale plus horse drawn wagon rides. Letters to crafters and applications were sent out the end of January. If you or someone you know would like to participate please contact George and Andrea Blackwood, 518 863-6772.

The next meeting of EHS will be April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road for an organizational meeting and a program by Maria Spaeth on the History of the Edinburg One-Room Sand Hill Schoolhouse. You do not have to be a member to attend.

October 16, 2018: Samantha Hall-Saladino & Lauren Roberts on “Ghosts of Sacandaga”

Ready to hear some spine-tingling tales just before Halloween? Please join us October 16, 2018 at the Edinburg Community Center to hear Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino and Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts talk on “Ghosts of Sacandaga” starting at 7pm.

Refreshments will be served.

A big thanks to everyone who made our Edinburg Fall Festival at the museums last month such a huge success!

September 29, 2018: Edinburg Fall Festival

EDINBURG FALL FESTIVAL – SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 10 AM TO 3 PM

Come join us for the Edinburg Fall Festival on Saturday, September 29th. Delicious homemade soups, chili and a bake sale with pies, cookies, breads and all kinds of treats will be available. There will be a blacksmith demonstration by Colin Roy. George McCleery will play old favorites on the pump organ he restored in the Rural museum.

We are excited to announce that the Rural Museum has been painted inside showing off more of the old items and things will be rearranged to create a more pleasing flow. The new Rural Museum building addition dedicated to fishing, trapping and hunting might not be completed yet because of lack of time but please stop by and check out our progress.

EHS is 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 in a previous post.

The Society now owns the 205 year old Sand Hill One Room Schoolhouse on Tange Road donated by Roy Pearsall. Roy was a dedicated and generous member of the community who always took the time to educate others on this historic building. EHS hopes to reopen this structure for continued education opportunities. But the roof must be replaced before winter. EHS plans on using the proceeds from the  Edinburg Fall Festival and donations from the public to accomplish this. Come enjoy the Fall Festival and help us keep history alive.

July 14, 2018: Edinburg Community Day

Historical “Edinburgh” Day is cancelled this year due to some building restorations. The Edinburg Methodist Church will be sponsoring a “COMMUNITY DAY” on JULY 14 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM.

The following places will be open: The CHURCH, FIREHOUSE, RURAL MUSEUM (walk through only, renovations permitting) and the NELLIE TYRRELL MUSEUM.

A CLASSIC CAR SHOW will be held behind Fuller’s. The J & D PERCHERONS will also participate with Wagon Rides from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Many other activities are also planned. A White Elephant Sale at the Church Pavilion, Boy Scout demonstrations at the firehouse, Senior Citizens bake sale, Girl Scouts, Maple cotton candy by Mud Road Sugar House, Basket Raffle and Maple products by Dorothy Edwards.

Please Join Us for a FUN FILLED COMMUNITY DAY!!

June 16, 2018: Remembering Fred Brownell

Family and friends of Fred Brownell are invited to a graveside service that will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Edinburg Cemetery.

There will be a luncheon reception for the community afterwards at the Edinburg Firehouse starting around 11:45 a.m. Stop by to remember Fred’s life and the many stories he would tell about Edinburg’s history.

Fred died at age 80 on Sunday December 24, 2017 at home after being stricken. He was born in Edinburg on March 19, 1937. The son of the late, Merrill and Beulah Conklin Brownell.  Fred worked as an electrician with his father for many years and operated his own lawn care business from 1952 – 1980. He was a lifetime area resident, a member of the Edinburg Methodist Church and was a very active member of the Edinburg Historical Society since 1975. Fred will always be remembered for his knowledge of local history and love of sharing that knowledge with visitors of the Nellie Tyrrell Museum. Fred enjoyed researching his family genealogy, traveling and spending time with his many family members. He is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Crafters wanted for Edinburg Fall Festival

The Edinburg Historical Society is accepting applications from area crafters and vendors for its upcoming Edinburg Fall Festival at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museums. Old time demonstrations will be held at the Rural Museum, a bake sale and free horse and carriage rides by J &D Percherons.

The festival will take place Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A 10% commission of sales is asked as a donation to help defray costs associated with these events. There is no charge for admission.

Please fill out this 2018 Edinburg Fall Festival Vendor Application Form. Forms can be emailed to aponi@frontiernet.net with the subject “EHS Fall Festival Application” in the title — or snail mailed to George and Andrea Blackwood, 4 Morris Road, Edinburg, NY 12134.

For more information, contact George and Andrea Blackwood, 518 863-6772.