Adirondack History on Society CD

THURMAN Old farms, boarding houses and churches of rural Adirondack Mountain towns whisper tales of yesteryear, and the John Thurman Historical Society (JTHS) has captured many of those tales on a CD called Tour Thurman: A self-guided jaunt to homes and history. Assisted by money from Warren County occupancy taxes granted by the Town of Thurman, this work narrates, through the voice of area performer Brian Chevalier, the history of eighteen historic sites in Thurman, a prototypical Adirondack town, and each narration is couched in folk tunes donated by musicians from around the region: Christopher Shaw, Brian Chevalier, Dan Berggren, Arlin Greene, John Kirk & Friends and Susan Trump. Whether used as an armchair tour or as a guide for an actual tour, Tour Thurman is an entertaining visit to late 1800s and early 1900s in the Adirondacks. The CDs may be ordered online by following links at www.thurman-ny.com or by writing to JTHS, PO Box 7, Athol, NY 12810. The two disc set (ninety minutes of tales and tunes, with map and booklet) costs $12 + $3 shipping and 7% NYS where applicable. It is also available at various retail stores: Posies in Warrensburg; LARAC and The Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls; The Silo in Queensbury; The Glen Market and Evelyn Russells home in Thurman.

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