‘Peek into the Past’ historical tour slated

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Historical Society will host a walking tour, “Peek into the Past,” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 — tours of the Drumm House, Green Street, and the Johnstown Historical Society Museum, 17 N. William St., will be conducted, according to a news release.

The Drumm House is one of the region’s oldest buildings and was built in 1763 by Sir William Johnson for his first school teacher, Edward Wall. The museum is home to many exhibits including an Elizabeth Cady Stanton room, a pictorial history of glove making in Johnstown, as well as a display of early glove making tools, and several military exhibits featuring Johnstown residents who served their country.

At 7 p.m., there will be a guided evening tour of the Colonial Cemetery located adjacent to the Drumm House. Learn about many Johnstown residents including veterans of the Revolutionary War, sisters to the famous short story author Washington Irving (Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle), and hear the account of murder committed by the only woman in Johnstown ever to be hanged.

The admission is $10 for adults; $5 for students; and free for children younger than 6. The tickets are available at the Drumm House just prior to the event. The attendees are asked to bring flashlights for the cemetery portion of the tour. All proceeds to benefit the Johnstown Historical Society.

For more information, call (518) 448-2987.


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