Previous Monthly Meetings

Picture of Horse-drawn cart with Hay Rakes from 1883

Hay Rakes 1883

Monthly meetings of the Society are held at the Edinburg Community Center on the third Tuesday of each month from March to November. In addition to conducting business, a presentation is made by an invited speaker of local, regional, or state interest.

Previous presentations have included:

  • Author Caperton Tissot discussed Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History, her new book about the role of ice in shaping the Adirondack’s economy and culture.
  • Author Dick Nasson, retiree of the Finch-Pruyn Paper Co., discussed the early days of logging in the Adirondacks.
  • Author Dr. Elaine Handley discussed Deep River, her novel about the Underground Railroad set in 1852 just outside Saratoga Springs.
  • Roland Kays, curator of mammals at the New York State Museum, presented “Coyote and Fisher: New York State’s Most Successful Predators”.
  • Bruce and Bradley Brownell presented a Sacandaga family portrait entitled “A Brownell Family History”.
  • Tom Ryan shared his interest in historical preservation with a program about “The New Hadley Bow Bridge”.
  • Warren Greene, noted photographer discussed his work on Wildlife and Nature photography.
  • Michael Burnett, Director of the Northville Public Library, explained the resources available at the Library for genealogical research in a program entitled “Tracing Your Family Tree”.
  • David Cornelius discussed the History of the Mohawk Indians in our area.
  • Steve Engelhart of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage, lectured on “Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition.”

Here are our current monthly meetings.