Black River Academy Museum (BRAM) will host a historic walk through Ludlow Village on Saturday, October 10 at 2 p.m. This is a recurring event sponsored by BRAM to highlight the historic background of the many properties in Ludlow.
The tour will begin at the Gazebo, located in Veterans' Memorial Park in Ludlow, with an introductory presentation by John Bremer. Bremer will set the stage for the walk by providing a brief history of the emergence of the village and surrounding area.
The tour will proceed to the Fletcher House and the Washburn House where Nancy Tanzer, dressed in an appropriate period costume, will describe the history of the two properties.
From there the tour will go to the United Church where David Almond will greet the walkers. Almond will discuss the development of the church and how it was recently honored by its selection to the National Register of Historic Sites.
Stanton Wyman of Mount Holly will continue the tour of homes on Pleasant Street. Stanton has some very interesting new anecdotes about the street. Following this, Susan Pollender will talk about the Town Hall on Depot Street and the Mill.
Alice Suojanen, also in costume, of Chester will describe the evolution of what is now Doctor Montgomery's home and her visits there when it was Dr. Bryants practice. Anita Alic will then discuss the old firehouse, now the home of Black River Good Neighbors, (pictured above) and the Walker house.
Linda Tucker will conclude the walking tour by explaining the history of the Baptist Church. The tour will end at the BRAM for refreshments.
Information and printed materials are available at BRAM, 228-5050.