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Car racing exhibit

The exhibit "Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park" continues to attract new visitors at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History. As reported in a recent Journal issue, about 50 people attended a reception at the museum about a month ago, and it continues to draw in more.

Among those viewing the exhibit at its formal opening were Maynard and Eddie Baker, former racecar drivers. Maynard's daughter, Glenda Duell brought a video which includes old movie footage of several races in the 1950s. She also supplied the equipment to view it.

A comprehensive exhibit on Warrensburg's architecture developed by Delbert Chambers was celebrated on its opening with a reception May 15. This exhibit will remain part of the permanent display.

Sunday, May 29, the museum is holding its summer kick-off reception from 4 to 7 p.m., and this will be the last opportunity to see the stock car exhibit.

Plans are to have an exhibit entitled the "Quilts from the Collection," opening July 3 and running through Columbus Day. Following that, through November, local hunting lore will be explored in historic photos and words.

Perennial Swap set

The annual Green Thumb Perennial Swap is set for Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Warrensburgh Mills Historic Park on the banks of the Schroon River.

The event, sponsored by Warrensburg Beautification, Inc. primarily features exchange of plants between gardeners, but also includes gardening instruction.

Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about soil and light conditions, hardiness zone and microclimates. Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will be on hand to test the pH of soil and provide informational handouts.

Signed copies of the book "Warrensburgh Wildflowers - Seasonal Wildflowers in the Southern Adirondack Region" will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be provided at no charge. For details, call Teresa Whalen at 466-5497 or e-mail her at taawhalen@yahoo.com.

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