The Edinburg Historical Society was founded in 1975 by Nellie Tyrrell to celebrate the Nation’s 200th birthday. At that time it was called the Bi-Centennial Committee. It wasn’t until 1990 that it became known as the Edinburg Historical Society.
Nellie Tyrrell was a retired schoolteacher from Gloversville, New York and had acquired her interest and affection for the area from her summers spent at the Great Sacandaga Lake. Ms. Tyrrell was a direct descendant of Arad Copeland and became the first Town Historian and Curator of the Nellie Tyrrell Museum. Fittingly, the Nellie Tyrrell Museum is a former schoolhouse leased by the Town to the Society. The building opened as the Edinburgh Town Museum in 1975, then in 1979, was named the Nellie Tyrrell Museum in honor of Miss Nellie Tyrrell, Town Historian, and originator of the museum.
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