WARRENSBURG - Local historian and collector of ephemera, John Hastings, will sign his new book, Around Warrensburgh, during Christmas in Warrensburgh festivities, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6.
On Saturday, Hastings will be at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History and Sunday at the Holiday Craft Fair, Echo Lake Lodge. Both signings will between 12 and 3 p.m.
Born and raised in Warrensburg, Hastings is a fourth generation Adirondacker. After a career in forest management he is now active in the Warrensburgh Historical Society as a board member and editor of the Society's Quarterly. The rare assortment of photographs in the book comes from his and other private collections as well as from the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History and Richards Library.
Published in cooperation with Warrensburgh Historical Society, the 128-page book is part of the "Images of America" series published by Arcadia Books. It contains 128 pages with more than 240 photographs. Each photograph has a lengthy caption. Chapter titles include Main Street, River Street, Hudson Street, Local Camps and Resorts, People, The Glen and Friends Lake, and Chestertown.
The Museum of Local History will inaugurate its winter display, "Dressed for the Holidays," on Dec. 5 and 6, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the holiday festivities. Regular museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The book will be available anytime at the Museum's bookshop. For details, visit the Society's website at www.whs12885.org or contact the Museum's Director, Steve Parisi at 623-2207 or write the Warrensburgh Historical Society at P.O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885.