Johnsburg Historical Society notes with sadness the Aug. 11 death of Milda Burns, longtime member of the organization. Milda will be remembered for her love of history, her knowledge of Adirondack life, her community talks on local subjects, and her deep attachment to the people and places of the Adirondacks.
The community benefited from Milda’s well-researched programs on railroading, river driving, Adirondack guides, John Thurman, Mathew Brady, the Durants, garnet mining, one-room schoolhouses, and many other topics. Those programs were recorded by JHS and are preserved in the Society’s collection.
One of Milda’s favorite projects was the development of interpretive signs along the Hudson River from North Creek to North River on Route 28. Her historical research provided the information on the signs which remain a popular attraction for motorists, tourists and residents.
The Town of Johnsburg is fortunate to have had Milda’s love, enthusiasm and commitment to the area throughout her long life. Sincere condolences are extended to the family.