EHS is having a Baked Goods, Salad and Craft Sale on Saturday, July 10th from 9 am to noon at the Rural Museum on North Shore Road next to the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds from the sale will help EHS maintain the Copeland site, the Rural and Nellie Tyrrell Museums. Some of our longtime vendors/crafters will be set up. Maple syrup from Edward’s Maple Sugar Farm will be sold. If anyone would like to donate a salad or baked goods it would be appreciated. Contact Claudette at 518 863-4844 if you have questions.
With the help of donations and the Dr Robert S and Dorothy Q Harden Trust the Sand
Hill One-Room Schoolhouse on Tange Road now has a new roof, and the schoolhouse
has been painted in and out. EHS volunteers helped with the cleaning and will soon be
able to replace the school desks, chairs, bookcase, and teacher’s desk in the
schoolroom. André Garand and Betsy Bartlett have cleaned and refinished the floor. The
backroom addition added years ago by the Grange, has been gutted, insulated, has new
wiring, bathroom, and kitchen. It will be used for EHS Board Meetings and hopefully
computer classes or other educational endeavors. The Edinburg Common School
children visit the school when they are learning about Edinburg history. EHS was Willed
the property by Roy Pearsall knowing EHS would maintain the historic Sand Hill One-
Room Schoolhouse for future generations.
The Edinburg Historical Society would like a volunteer to build a Take a Book – or -Leave
a Book, better known as a Book Nook. All materials would be provided by EHS. Please
contact Claudette Koza at 518 863-4844 if you can help or have questions. The Book
Nook will be built at the Rural Museum and available to everyone.
Mark your calendar for our next Salad and Bake Sale which will be held on Saturday, May 29th from 9 am to noon. If you wish to contribute baked goods drop your contribution off at the Rural Museum prior to the start of the sale.
The Edinburg Historical Society volunteers spent a Saturday morning removing the desks and chairs, bookcases, piano and teacher’s desk so the floor could be scrubbed clean in preparation for the floor refinishing at the Sand Hill One-Room Schoolhouse on Tange Road. Once the floor has been finished another workday will be scheduled to clean the school furniture and replace everything back in the schoolroom. Volunteers were: EHS President George and Andrea Blackwood; Naydene Carmody; Town Historian Priscilla Edwards; Linda and Richie Ege; André Garand; Betsey Bartlette, Valerie Kay; Claudette Koza.