Johnsburg Historical Society


Now in our 42nd year, Johnsburg Historical Society since 1973 has been fulfilling its mission to preserve, protect and promote the history of the Town of Johnsburg. 


What's Happening at JHS?

Save the Date! Saturday, November 14th 2015 from 5-7pm; World War II Veterans' Stories program. Five piece band, newsreels, stories, 40's music, dancing. Refreshments will be served. Location will be Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Free admission!

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.


June 2015: At Johnsburg Central School graduation, JHS awards a $250 scholarship, the History Award, to graduating senior Aidan Connelly.


July 4: JHS participates in the huge Schroon Lake Fourth of July parade with a colorful float.


July 7: A New York Times article describes the theft of the JHS historical marker honoring Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. Following publication of that article, donations totaling $2815 are received for replacement of the marker.


July 10: JHS sponsors opening reception for the program “Irish Influence in the Adirondacks” held at Tannery Pond Community Center.


August 2015: At Johnsburg Library, JHS exhibits Civil War photographs, part of a collection given by Nancy Beaudin.


August 28: JHS receives a grant from Adirondack Foundation for replacement of aging videocamera. The new camera will upgrade the quality of recorded interviews in the Living History project.


October 2015: JHS places a new exhibit at Johnsburg Central School: Veterans in the Town of Johnsburg.


October 2015: Living History Project committee interviews Joe and Judy Brown of the Garnet Studio in North River.


November 14: A major program is presented by JHS at Tannery Pond Community Center to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. “The Veterans’ Stories” includes live band music, dancing, stories from veterans and their families, refreshments, photographs, uniforms, and a power point presentation.

December 7, 2015: Annual JHS Holiday Luncheon. Details TBA.


For more information call 251-5788 or email or visit website, 

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

Mathew Brady historic roadside marker missing!  Police are investigating. 

Grants keep our projects moving forward 

Exhibits at Johnsburg Central School, Town of Johnsburg Library



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.