History talk set at Burk Inn

JOHNSTOWN — Terry McMaster will speak about settlement on the western frontier in Colonial days from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 25 at James Burk Inn, 200 S. William St.

His topic will be “Ethnicity, Alliance, Family and War: Scots-Irish Immigration, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre.”

McMaster has conducted research on the settlement of the western frontier of colonial New York beginning about 1740 by Scots-Irish settlers and examines the development of that and other communities in the upper Susquehanna River watershed.

He is an independent historian whose research focuses on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and on the settlement patterns, family connections and border warfare along colonial New York’s western frontier in the 18th century.

Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation will benefit the Johnstown Historical Society.

For more information, call Bernadette Weaver at (518) 332-7695 or email jamesburksinn@gmail.com