County planning events for 2018

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino — working with the Fulton County Museum — announced five programs in 2018.

In her monthly report to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee, she highlighted upcoming events.

Hall-Saladino reported she met with members of the Board of Trustees of the Gloversville-based museum to discuss 2018 programming.

“We have chosen to present five programs this year and will be collaborating with local and state organizations and businesses on a few of them,” she said.

One of the programs will be a discussion about the evolution of fashion from the 19th Century through women’s suffrage in 1920. The May 12 event will include a fashion show, museum display and Victorian tea.

A showing of the regionally-produced “Harnessing Nature” documentary, with a question and answer segment, is set for June 7.

Hall-Saladino said a local authors book fair is planned for Aug. 10, featuring many works of history and historical fiction. It will be at the Schine Gallery in Gloversville, in partnership with Mysteries on Main Street in Johnstown and in conjunction with the August Twilight Market in Gloversville.

A concert by the Gloversville Civic Band will be conducted on a date to be announced, the county historian said.

She also said an evening program for students, similar to past ones, will be announced later.

Continuing her report, Hall-Saladino said she met Jan. 15 with representatives of Mysteries on Main Street, the museum, and the Schine Gallery to see the gallery space and begin planning for the summertime book fair.

“We hope by moving the event downtown and combining it with the Twilight Market, we can increase awareness of the event, the museum, and the vibrant arts community that exists in Fulton County,” Hall-Saladino said.

Hall-Saladino reported she spent most of January unpacking her new office at the Office for Aging/Youth building on North William Street. The historian’s office was moved from the County Office Building.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

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