Johnstown society plans Saturday events

JOHNSTOWN – On Saturday and Sunday, the New York State Path through History commission is encouraging historic sites throughout New York to promote events at their sites for the weekend.

The Johnstown Historical Society will sponsor two events Saturday.

The first event will be a historical walking tour of William Street, led by City Historian Noel Levee. He will describe Johnstown’s first-generation homes and buildings under Sir William Johnson, early 19th-century second-generation buildings and then the later Victorian-era buildings.

Starting at the Historical Society, the tour will move south on William Street, describing sites on the west side, to Montgomery Street. The tour will return to the historical society to discuss the buildings that were on the east side.

The tours will begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for children younger than 8.

Proceeds will go to the James Burk Inn restoration project.

The second venue will be guest researcher Rachel Greenfield, who will be at the museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Greenfield is a student at Columbia and is working on a book on women CEOs in the early 20th century. One of her main interests is Johnstown’s Rose Knox, CEO of the Knox Gelatine Corp.

The society museum will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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