New way to delve into history
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History has installed a digital picture device for viewing photographs from its collection.
Currently on display are dozens of historic photos of factory workers, primarily from the local shirt factory. The photos range from the late 19th century into the 1960s. Included are photos of dinner and picnic celebrations. The viewing device, a photo picture frame, is located in the museum section entitled, "Warrensburg Clothes the Nation" and it operates continuously.
The museum is open Wednesdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, April 17, a special event will be held for those interested in the museum's ongoing exhibit, "Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park." Additional photos and artifacts have been added since the February opening. The Warrensburgh Historical Society would like to video-record informal conversations about these historic events, which took place in Warrensburg between 1952 and the early 1960s. Refreshments will be served.
The museum is located in the VFW Building at 3754 Main St. The entrance and parking are at the rear of the building. Admission is free.
Fifty-Plus trip planned
The Warrensburg Fifty-Plus seniors group will be heading to Montreal, Quebec on June 13-17, for a five-day, four-night excursion. Included will be visits to Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory/Shrine and St. Anne de Beaupre shrine. Those interested are urged to contact Jo Perira at 623-3428 for details.
Fundraiser for homeless set
GLENS FALLS - WAIT House's ninth annual fundraiser for their mission of outreach to homeless youth will be held Saturday, April 9 at Heritage Hall at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The event, which begins at 5 p.m., includes a silent auction of 125 or so themed gift baskets. All proceeds of the event will benefit WAIT House's mission.
Reserved-seating admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Admission includes complimentary pizza, wings, beverages and desserts. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 798-2077 or online at: www.hycwaithouse.org.
Local Chamber seeking help
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is seeking to hire a part-time administrative assistant. Applicants must be knowledgeable in working with Quick Books, Microsoft Word, Excel and possess excellent phone skills. Send resume to: Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, 3847 Main St., Warrensburg, NY 12885.
Reception for area artist set
Schroon Lake artist Annie Gregson will be presenting a show of her solar etchings at Willows Bistro during the month of April.
The exhibit features an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 8 at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St. in Warrensburg.
The etchings were produced by a photo-chemical etching on a solar plate through UV light exposure and then printed as either an etching or relief impression. The medium provides a wide range of printed effects and can resemble lithographs, screen prints or photographic effects.
Gregson's works are inspired by scenes from nature, life experiences, and her dog, pulled together in an array of intriguing works. Her work has previously been displayed as part of several juried LARAC art shows, and an Art teachers association exhibit. Gregson, a retired Schroon Lake Central School art teacher, also teaches workshops and provides individual lessons in drawing, watercolors, printmaking, and calligraphy. for details, contact Gregson at 532-0275 or AnneGregson@gmail.com.
Fundraiser set for ski crash victim
A benefit party and auction has been planned to raise money for Kim (Gorham) Zilm, 38, of Lake George, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident in February. The incident shattered one of Zilm's vertebrae.
The event, presented by friends and family members who've formed the group Karing for Kim, is to be held Friday, May 27 from 6 to 11 p.m at the Fort William Henry Hotel in Lake George. Advance tickets are available by calling 527-2502.
The Zilm family, which includes Kim and her husband, Mike, and two young daughters, face a substantial financial burden, according to a press release authored by the group.
In addition to the May party, a fundraising campaign has been established for the Zilm family through the National Transplant Assistance Fund & Catastrophic Injury Program. Details are available at www.ntafund.org. Folks enter the name "Kim Zilm" in the "Find a Patient" field on the Web site can find details of the Zilm family's challenges and have an opportunity to donate directly.
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