Now in our 43rd 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?

New Mathew Brady historical marker installed in June 2016.

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

 JHS school exhibit at Johnsburg Central School: Sports Teams Through the Years, March - June 2016

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.

April 2016 and ongoing: Whitewater Derby exhibit by David Braley of JHS at Town of Johnsburg Library.

 March - June, 2016: Bulletin Board, created by JHS, at Johnsburg Central School to honor Athletes and Sports Teams Through the Years, 1950 - Present. 

June 2016: Eight members of JHS visit Johnsburg Central School to gift each of 16 graduating seniors with a book of Johnsburg History, Echoes in These Mountains. 

June 25, 2016: 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, will be featured. Sponsored by Johnsburg Historical Society. 7 p.m.

September 23 - 25, 2016: 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 is hosted by Johnsburg Historical Society at Tannery Pond Community Center. 9 a.m. Call JHS to register. 

October 2016 and ongoing: Exhibit at Town of Johnsburg Library on T.C. Durant, famed North Creek resident, builder of the mansion known as The Gables, executive with the Union Pacific Railroad, brought the railroad to North Creek in 1870s. 


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.