Active Summer for Johnsburg Historical Society

The phrase “lazy days of summer” does not apply to Johnsburg Historical Society. The small organization with the big agenda has had several noteworthy happenings:

•JHS awarded a $250 scholarship to a deserving Johnsburg Central School senior under the Dollars for Scholars program. The award was presented to outgoing senior Kora Millington at graduation.

•Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation awarded JHS a $500 grant for purchase of a new office computer and updated museum software. The new system has been installed and will aid the society as it develops its online database of Living History interviews and archival collection available for public research.

•A grant of $250 has been received from the Adirondack Foundation – Judge Tim and Barbara Murphy Family Fund to be used for general support of the organization.

•William G. Pomeroy Foundation has awarded a grant for a historic roadside marker commemorating John Thurman’s industrial settlement at Elm Hill. The installation ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the site on South Johnsburg Road, 1/4 mile south of the Hudson Street intersection.

•Adirondack Foundation/Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region will award a grant of $500 to JHS for environmental protection of its collections. The award will be presented August 29 at a ceremony at Garnet Hill Lodge.

•JHS is sponsoring an exhibit, “What’s in YOUR Attic?” from Aug. 29 through September at Tannery Pond Community Center. Items from the community are being accepted until Aug. 18.

For details regarding any of these events, call 251-5788 and leave a message or e-mail JHS at johnsburghistory@gmail.com. Website: johnsburghistoricalsociety.com.

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