50 Plus Club to show documentary

JOHNSTOWN — Join the Johnstown 50 Plus Club today at 1:15 p.m. for a presentation of the documentary film, “Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga Lake.” Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts will give a brief introduction and lead a question and answer session after the film. There will be free refreshments and digital video discs will be available for purchase at the showing. The event is free and open to all.

“Harnessing Nature” chronicles the journey of the creation of the Great Sacandaga Lake, including first-hand accounts of valley residents and original documents describing this feat of engineering. For the residents of the Sacandaga Valley, the loss of their homes and communities was devastating. For the residents downstream who had suffered staggering losses from years of flooding, it was long overdue. For those who live along it’s shores today, it is important to understand the story of the Great Sacandaga Lake, the news release stated.