Trolley tour set for Glove Cities

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society and Samantha Hall-Saladino, the Fulton County historian, will be having a trolley tour of the Glove Cities on Sept. 22.

The attendees can ride the trolly and discover some of Gloversville and Johnstown’s sites related to the glove and leather industries.

The following is the schedule of events.

∫ From 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the Johnstown Historical Society will have the museum, the Burk Inn and the Drumm House open for tour attendees.

∫ At 12:15 p.m. the Drumm House guided tour begins.

∫ Then meet the tour guide outside of the Johnstown Historical Society and board the trolley. The tour will travel to various sites throughout the Glove Cities and then stop at the Fulton County Museum in Gloversville for a viewing of the Hand in Glove art exhibit and some light refreshments.

∫ The last stop of the tour will be a special VIP visit to Townsend Leather, where attendees will see the facility and learn about what a 21st century business in the industry does. This event is part of the Year of the Glove.

The tickets are $25 per person or $20 for FCHS members. Reservations are required and space is limited. Walk-ins will not be able to be accommodated. The reservations can be made online at fultoncountyhistoricalsociety.org or by mailing a check to the FCHS at P.O. Box 711, Gloversville, N.Y. 12078.

The Johnstown Historical Society is at 17 N. William St. Free parking will be available.

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