Monthly Meetings (2016)

Meetings are free & and open to the public.
They are held at the Edinburg Community Center at 47 Military Road, Edinburg, NY 12134.
Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month March through November.
They start at 7pm, following a brief business meeting.
Refreshments are served after the talk.
Our 2016 lineup of meeting speakers:
  • March 15, 2016: Annual welcome and organizational meeting. All welcome. No speaker.
  • April 26, 2016: This will be a presentation by Town of Providence Historian and cemetery preservationist Edward Dandaraw as well as long-time resident Tim Vandenberg speaking on the history of the Town of Providence. Note: This meeting is one week later than usual because the regular meeting date is a NYS Primary which uses the community center for voting.
  • May 17, 2016: Toby Edwards will talk about trapping and the history of animal furs in the New York State economy.
  • June 21, 2016: Cynthia Kurtz, our curator and author of Working with Stories in Your Community or Organization: Participatory Narrative Inquiry, will talk about her work with narrative and a game called Narratopia she developed to encourage people to tell more stories.
  • July 19, 2016: “House Stories” — a presentation by members of the EHS on the stories of their own homes
  • August 16, 2016:  Town of Edinburg Historian Priscilla Edwards will lead a field trip to tour Clarkville Cemetery where several notable previous residents are buried including Samuel Downing, one of the last Revolutionary War pensioners. School children are invited to participate. This meeting is not at the community center, but some car pooling will be arranged from there to or you can drive directly to the the site.
  • September 20, 2016: Potluck dinner and business meeting. This is an important business meeting with the election of new officers and trustees. Bring a dinner dish or other food item to share if you can. The potluck dinner starts at 6 pm, one hour before the regular meeting.
  • October 18, 2016: Samantha Hall-Saladino will speak on Famously Infamous Fulton County. As Fulton County Historian, Samantha works to share and preserve the county’s extensive history through various avenues, including writing, educational programming, and advocacy. Samantha is also the Education Director at the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, NY, where she develops, creates, and presents programs to audiences ranging from students to seniors with Alzheimer’s. She received her BA in History and English from Russell Sage College and her MA in Museum Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Samantha has worked with museums throughout the Capital Region and Seacoast, New Hampshire, including the Rensselaer County Historical Society, the USS Slater, Strawbery Banke Museum, and the American Independence Museum.
  • November 15, 2016: Last meeting of the year. Please join us for Pies and Reminiscences.
Also, check public access television channel 18 for Town of Edinburg Historical Society updates.

Previous years meeting schedules:

Monthly Meetings (2015)
Monthly Meetings (2014)
Monthly Meetings (2013)
Monthly Meetings (2012)
Monthly Meetings (2011)
Other Previous Monthly Meetings