Now in our 44th 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?

Additional Signage was applied to the John Thurman/Elm Hill historical marker on South Johnsburg Road ( see story next page)

Latest Living History Interviews: 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 Freeborn, April 2017, Nick Curcio, May 2017, Chuck Barton, August 2017

 JHS school exhibit at Johnsburg Central School, "Who Wants to Play?", a game of identifying local historical figures, 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.

December 11, 2017: Annual JHS Holiday Party and Luncheon, 12 noon, Inn on Gore Restaurant, North Creek. Chuck Barton, COO of Barton Mines Corporation, will be the featured speaker. Power point presentation. Call Suzie Anderson to reserve your space, 518-251-2559.

 September 15 - 17, 2017: 2nd Annual Town of Johnsburg History Weekend at Ski Bowl Park, North Creek Railroad Depot Complex, and Open House at Johnsburg Historical Society. JHS Open House starts at noon at Wevertown Community Center. At 2 p.m. Delbert Chambers will present "Johnsburg Homes: An Architectural Perspective."

June 2017: Eight members of JHS visit Johnsburg Central School to gift each of 29 graduating seniors with a book of Johnsburg History, Echoes in These Mountains. 

June 24, 2017: At Johnsburg Central School graduation, JHS awards a $250 scholarship, the Mathew Brady History Award, to a deserving graduate.

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

July 2, 2016: Johnsburg Historical Society participates in Minerva'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.

September 23 - 25, 2016: First Annual Johnsburg History Weekend, co-sponsored by Johnsburg Historical Society and North Creek Railroad Depot Preservation Association. Tours, games, food, exhibits, programs, activities for all ages. 

October 8, 2016: Warren County History Day was hosted by Johnsburg Historical Society at Tannery Pond Community Center. 9 a.m.  


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!

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.