Now in our 45th year, Johnsburg Historical Society since 1973 has been fulfilling its mission to preserve, protect and promote the history of the Town of Johnsburg.

Living History Interviews

Stories today about yesterday for tomorrow.

The Living History Committee continues to enjoy the privilege of interviewing and recording Johnsburg residents. Every interview confirms our belief that each person's story is a fascinating link to our shared history.

What's Happening at JHS

October 5, 2019: "Voice of the Mountains" with Eileen Egan Mack and Dan Berggren at TPCC. Details inside.

January 2019: Exciting grant awards for JHS: see inside.

December 10, 2018: Annual JHS Holiday Luncheon at Inn on Gore Restaurant, North Creek

September 6,7, and 8, 2019: History Days Weekend

Friday, September 14, 2018: 7 p.m.: Graveyard Walk at Union Cemetery, North Creek

Saturday, September 15, 2018: Exhibits at Ski Bowl Park, Owens House and North Creek Railroad Depot Museum

and Folk Art exhibit and demonstration by Jack Masten, wood carver

Spring 2018: JHS Receives Donation

Johnsburg Historical Society has received a welcome gift from Lyle Dye, former president of JHS and founder of Our Town Theatre Group. The donation consists of several dozen books relating to Theodore Roosevelt, so significant to the history of the Town of Johnsburg.

Mr. Dye's North Creek home houses a "Roosevelt Room" containing books, posters and artifacts relating to TR. The books were donated to JHS and the posters and artifacts were gifted to North Creek Depot Museum, where they can be displayed in a museum setting.

When the books are accessed into the JHS collection, Johnsburg residents will be welcome to borrow these treasured items from the Society.


Additional Signage was applied to the John Thurman/Elm Hill historical marker on South Johnsburg Road.


Latest Living History Interviews

Peggy Freebern and Sib Lawrence, November, 2018

Phyllis Putnam Montayne at the home of Olga Lapell, October 2018

Jack Masten at his woodcarving workshop, April 2018

Chuck Barton at Tannery Pond Community Center, August 2017

Dorothy Lomax at Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home, February 5 , 2016 and Tom Buckshot Butler at Tannery Pond Community Center, May 3, 2016, Phil Goodman at his home, September 2016, Mike Bowers at Bar Vino, September 2016, Sally Heidrich, March 2017, Mary Jane Freebern, April 2017, Nick Curcio, May 2017



History Happened Here: Johnsburg Historical Society Preserves It

A busy summer for Johnsburg Historical Society is transitioning into a busy autumn/winter. Programs, awards, grants, exhibits and interviews are on the schedule.

January 2019: See Grant News Page for exciting awards to JHS

December 10, 2018: Annual JHS Holiday Luncheon

September 14, 15,16, 2018:Town of Johnsburg History Days

June 1, 2018: Gifts to Grads: JHS presents local history book to each graduating senior at Johnsburg

June 24, 2018: At Johnsburg Central School graduation, JHS awards a $250 scholarship, the Mathew Brady History Award, to a deserving graduate.

July 4, 2018: Johnsburg Historical Society participates in Town of Johnsburg's Fourth of July parade.

July 9, 2016: Book Signing and program at Tannery Pond Community Center. Glenn Pearsall's Leaves Torn Asunder, a Novel of the Adirondacks and the American Civil War, was featured. Sponsored by Johnsburg Historical Society. 7 p.m.

June 22, 2016: A new Mathew Brady historical marker is installed at its loriginal location, Pasco Road and Route 28, Wevertown

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For more information call 251-5788 or email johnsburghistory@gmail.com or visit website, www.johnsburghistoricalsociety.org

John Thurman Roadside Marker has been installed. South Johnsburg Road, 1/4 mile south of Hudson Street intersection


Thank you exceedingly for your gift that helped to replace the stolen Mathew Brady sign. Your donation added to the others exceeded our needs and allowed us to include interpretive signage to the site. The signs were installed without fanfare on June 22, 2016 at the intersection of Pasco Road with Rt. 28 one mile north of “The Glen” in the Town of Johnsburg.