(Photo: Johnsburg Historical Society 2018 History Award Recipient, Liam Connelly).
History impacts every age group, and Johnsburg Historical Society hopes to instill an awareness of that local history in residents of all ages from youth to the elderly. To that end, JHS has made some recent appearances at Johnsburg Central School.
The 114th Commencement Ceremony of Johnsburg Central School was celebrated Saturday, June 23, 2018. The History Award, a scholarship of $250 donated by Johnsburg Historical Society, was presented to graduate Liam Connelly . Congratulations, Liam!
In early June 2017 eight members of Johnsburg Historical Society visited JCS to present a gift to each of the 29 graduating seniors. Individually wrapped and inscribed copies of the book, Echoes in These Mountains, were presented. The book by Glenn Pearsall describes local sites of historical significance in the Town of Johnsburg. In his remarks to the seniors, JHS President Delbert Chambers noted the connection between a community and its history.
The intricately detailed display, “JCS Sports Teams and Athletes, 1950 – Present”, created by Johnsburg Historical Society, graced a first floor corridor of JCS from April to summer 2016."Who Wants to Play?" was the interactive display created for Johnsburg Central School by Johnsburg Historical Society for the Spring 2017 semester.
Johnsburg Historical Society is inspired by the students’ respect for the dramatic history of their town.