Edinburg Day slated for July 15

EDINBURG — The Edinburg Historic Society will celebrate its 26th annual Historic Edinburg Day on July 15.

The event will take place at the Nellie Tyrrell and Rural Museum on North Shore Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

The Rural Museum will serve as the location for free horse- drawn wagon rides, live demonstrations, a bake sale, food items, artisans, local crafters and caricatures by Phil Singer.

The museum hosts exhibits of early logging, maple sugaring and woodworking along with an example of a Victorian-style parlor and country kitchen. Edinburg Historian Priscilla Edwards will answer questions.

The Nellie Tyrrell Museum, formerly the one-room Beecher Hollow School, will be open with exhibits of its early school room and early life in Batchellerville. Archival documents such as photographs, maps, drawings, books, articles, pictures, paintings and public and personal records can be viewed.

Three drawings will be held for three buckets — fishing, bird feeding and flower bulb buckets. Raffle tickets will be sold at the festival for $1 per chance or $5 for six chances. The drawing will be held at the Edinburg Fall Festival on Sept. 30. Proceeds from the festival and raffle enable the society to preserve Edinburg’s history, traditions, photographs and papers, and maintain displays at the Rural and Nellie Tyrrell museums.

The Edinburg United Methodist Church will have a “white elephant sale.”

The fire trucks will be out at the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department and items will be on display for a silent auction.

The Sacandaga Seniors will sell hot dogs.

The Edinburg Emergency Squad will have a blood pressure clinic.

A car show at the Edinburg Four Corners will feature antique and custom hot rods, cars and trucks.

The Historic Edinburg Day will coincide with the Northville Rotary’s annual Woodworking and Fine Arts Festival Weekend on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The arts festival will feature more than 50 artists on Main Street in Northville.

The Historic Edinburg Day Festival is 4 miles from Northville at the Edinburg Corners.

By Patricia Older

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