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 19, 2018: John Ferguson on “The 50s in Northville & Sacandaga Park”

Please note: This meeting will start with a Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring your favorite dish.

John Ferguson will talk on “The 50s in Northville & Sacandaga Park” starting at 7pm. Feel free to wear your poodle skirts and leather jackets.

The society wishes to express condolences to our secretary, Claudette Koza, on the loss last month of her husband of 57 years, Michael.

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.

 

May 15, 2018: Rural Museum Renovation and Upcoming Plans

The Edinburg Historical Society will meet at the Rural Museum on Tuesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the Rural Museum. Members will be asked to help remove wall hanging at the Rural Museum in preparation for the painters to spruce up the walls.

The monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Community Center where President George Blackwood will speak on upcoming plans and events for the Society. All meetings and programs are free and open to the public.

If you are interested in belonging to the Historical Society to learn more about the area and its history, this is your chance. Membership is $5 a year for an individual and $10 for a couple/family. Young people are an asset to EHS contributing their time and energy on different projects while earning their volunteer hour requirements for graduation. Many of our members are snow birds who are with us from May to October/November.

The Edinburg Historical Society continues to raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of the Copeland Historic Site which is comprised of the Copeland Covered Bridge and Carriage Shop. Your donation of $25 will purchase a share certificate for yourself, as a gift, in honor of a loved one or in memory of a loved one. Upon receipt of your donation, a certificate will be sent to the recipient you request and the name will be posted in the Copeland Covered Bridge. Please see this page for more information on shares.

Reminder: Crafters wanted for Edinburg Fall Festival

April 17, 2018: Duties of the Edinburg Town Clerk

The Edinburg Historical Society will meet on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Community Center. Denise Ferguson, Edinburg Town Clerk, will speak on “The Duties of the Town Clerk.” Denise has lived in Edinburg most of her life. She is married to Joel and together they own J & D Percherons and provide horse and carriage rides for weddings, family reunions and provide free rides during the Society’s festivals.

All programs are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the Edinburg Community Center on Military Road. All meetings and programs are free and open to the public.

The Society has the DVD of John Bennis old photographs of Edinburg entitled Saving the Dream, narrated by our speaker Denise for $15. The DVD Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga is also available for $20. Both DVDs are available in the Historian’s office Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon at Edinburg Town Hall or arrangements can be made to mail you either DVD for a $5 postage and handling fee.

Please renew your membership so you don’t miss out on what the society is planning this year. Dues are $5 for an individual, $10 for a family or organization. Send your check or join us on April 17.

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.

March 20, 2018: First meeting of the year

Please join us for our first general meeting this year on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 7 pm.

Our current monthly meeting schedule for 2018 is available here.

Please also mark your calendar for the Edinburg Fall Festival (Saturday, September 29, 2018).

We will not be having an Historic “Edinburgh” Day in July.

The society mourns the loss of long-time member Fred Brownell (Mar 19, 1937 – Dec 24, 2017). Fred filled the Nellie Tyrrell museum with stories of the past at all our events. He will be greatly missed. We will have more about his life and legacy future posts.