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Johnsburg Historical Society exhibits moved to school until spring

Members of Johnsburg Historical Society Sally Heidrich, David Braley and Kathy Maiorana (in background) installed an exhibit of the history of the Town of Johnsburg recently at Johnsburg Central School. The exhibit will be displayed until Spring 2013.

Members of Johnsburg Historical Society Sally Heidrich, David Braley and Kathy Maiorana (in background) installed an exhibit of the history of the Town of Johnsburg recently at Johnsburg Central School. The exhibit will be displayed until Spring 2013. Photo provided

— Following a successful six-week show at Tannery Pond Community Center’s Widlund Gallery, Johnsburg Historical Society’s (JHS) exhibit on the town’s history has been moved. The new location is in a hall at Johnsburg Central School (JCS), where the exhibit will remain until Spring 2013.

Historical Society members commend JCS administration for its willingness to provide space and to promote the history of the Town of Johnsburg with this project.

Students comment that a favorite exhibit photo shows a dramatization of the death of John Thurman, town founder. Thurman was gored by an enraged bull he was trying to control, and died of those injuries September 27, 1809. The dying Thurman is portrayed by Lyle Dye, wearing a bloodied shirt. The grieving onlookers are Gene Maiorana, Glenn Pearsall, Milda Burns and Doris Patton.

JHS is seeking students who may be interested in interviewing family members for the Living History Project. Interviewers will be trained and a professional cameraman will videotape. Call 251-5788 for more information.

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