Historical Markers

One of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s core initiatives is to help people celebrate their community’s history. Our New York State Historic Marker Grant Program commemorates historic people, places, things or events within the time frame of 1740-1921. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than 700 markers in 58 New York State counties.


The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research, and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis.

The above statements were copied from http://www.wgpfoundation.org.

New Signage for the Elm Hill Historical Marker

Through a generous grant from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, additional signage was purchased by Johnsburg Historical Society for the John Thurman/Elm Hill historical marker on South Johnsburg Road in the hamlet of Johnsburg. The blue and yellow cast iron marker notes the location of John Thurman’s industrial complex established in the late eighteenth century.

The new signage offers an expanded description of founder John Thurman and how the seeds of that original community took hold and became the unique place we know today as the Town of Johnsburg. The added sign describes Thurman’s vast holdings in the Adirondacks, his community of farmers and laborers, his historic calico printing mill, and his impact on the history of Johnsburg.

Crafted by Garnet Signs, the new marker is composed of high pressure laminate. Size is 24″ by 18″. JHS President Delbert Chambers installed the new sign on August 23, 2017.

History Happened Here: Johnsburg Historical Society Preserves it!

P.O. Box 144, Wevertown, NY 12886
Office Hours: By Appointment Only.
Monthly Board of Trustee meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 4pm both in person upstairs at the Wevertown Community Center and via Zoom
Email: johnsburghistory@gmail.com
Phone: 518.251.5788

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