Ron Walker with his finished piece of ‘The Mohawk.’
Photo by Gina Greco
by Gina Greco
Boat enthusiast, Ron Walker of Woodgate, decided to take on a project that consisted of putting the remaining ribs together of the 20th century boat “The Mohawk,” also called the “Pickle Boat.”
In 1906, David Codling launched the Mohawk, which operated as a floating grocery store to supply fresh milk, baked goods and frozen meat to customers along the Fulton Chain. Continue reading
Ghost Seekers of Central New York will conduct a “frightseeing” walking tour of the most haunted locations in Old Forge on Saturday, August 15 as a fundraiser for the Town of Webb Historical Assoc-iation.
The tour begins at 8 p.m. and will take participants to locations of grisly crimes in Old Forge, as described through the historic files of the Goodsell Museum, home of the Webb Historical Association. Continue reading
in Old Forge hosted a Minature Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 16, to benefit the Town of Webb Historical Association. The proceeds go toward the Historical Association’s fuel fund. The tournament was open to golfers of all ages. Pictured are Blake and Devin Williams, Kristin Dowling and Natoya Passard. Photo by Gina Greco
Goodsell Museum Director Kate Lewis and intern Claire Hayes with auction item, a 1988 Bayliner I/O with trailer. Photo by Gina Greco
The Town of Webb Historical Association’s annual benefit auction will be held on Saturday, July 11 at the Goodsell Museum located at 2993 State Route 28, across from the Old Forge Post Office.
The event will be held rain or shine under a large tent. All funds raised will go towards the operating cost of the museum. Continue reading
Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters will kick off the Goodsell Museum’s summer Lectures on the Lawn series on Thursday, July 16 with a program, A Little Moose Lake Love Story. Continue reading
Kate Lewis with the Historical Association’s new microfiche reader. Photo by Gina Greco
The Town of Webb Historical Association wishes to thank Izzie Worthen and the Old Forge Library Board for the generous donation of a Minolta Microfilm System.
This gift is in memory of Jean and Bruce Ellis, who were both avid supporters of the library.
Included in the donation were film cartridges of scanned copies of the Adirondack Echo, our early local newspaper.
This reader will enable the Historical Association’s staff to view, not only the new cartridges, but films already here at the museum, for research purposes. The machine has print capability, which makes it so much easier to duplicate and footnote information.
THANK YOU! Kate Lewis, Director Town of Webb Historical Association
The Trustees of the Town of Webb Historical Association invites members and the public to their annual Holiday Open House that will be held Sunday, November 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Goodsell Museum.
The Open House will mark the official opening of the featured exhibit, “100,000 Acres of Paradise: The Early History of the Adirondack League Club.”
The exhibit will offer a look into the ALC: its beginnings in 1890 and the club’s commitment to woodland preservation and animal conservation that changed NY State laws and practices. Continue reading