The museum hosts a number of special events. Other local events are shared between the sponsoring group and the museum.
Our Official 2012 Season Got Underway Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and continues through Sept. 31st.
Museums Hours: 12:00 to 4:00 PM Fri-Mon (and Tuesday during August)
Groups can make special arrangements for other days and times.
The Museum will be open in June on weekends only.
Beginning July 1st, the Museum will be open Fri – Mon.
For the 2012 Season Museum will charge an Admission Fee: $2.00 per adult, Children 12 and under $1.00 Children 5 and under are free.
If These Platforms Could Talk (June)
Interesting presentations especially for children. Educational and entertaining. These are sure to hold children’s attention.
Land of Logic Saturday Jun 16th 9-10 AM
If you have students in the 3rd, 4th 5th or 6th grades or know someone who does, plan now to attend Land of Logic on Jun 16th. It’s FREE and open to students in Johnsburg, Minerva, Warrensburg, Chester and Indian Lake. July 30th is also a kids program – “Life in the Crick’. Teachers areespecially welcome. Kits will be available for teachers if they would like to use some of the games in the classroom.
Life in the ‘Crick’ in 1872 Saturday Jun. 30th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
A second one for kids 5-12 years old. The always fascinating and highly entertaining Perkey Granger presents a program of life in the ‘Crick’ in 1872 (the year the station was build). How they got water, or wood, what school was like, games they played and chores they did – chores? Like making butter – see cream made into butter or rather watch the kids actually make the butter and then get to eat what they made. It’s a program they won’t soon forget.
Come early and bring a lawn chair
If These Platforms Could Talk (Jul and Aug Schedule)
Great Camp SagamoreThursday July 12th 1-2 PM
A fantastic program by Dr. Jeff Flagg on William West Durant’a Great Camp Sagamore. Built in 1897, Durant was force to sell Sagamore to Alfred G. Vanderbilt in 1901. Dr. Flagg, the Asst Director of Sagampore talks about history of Sagamore and the effort to preserve this National Historic Site.
Johnsburg Calico Factory (Quilting) Thursday July 26th on the Platform 10-11 AM
Hallie Bond is back, talking about a very essential ingredient to quilting, Calico. In the early 1790s John Thurman built a sawmill and a gristmill on Mill Creek. Shortly thereafter he built a woolen mill but a short time later he converted the woolen mill into a cotton factory. In 1797 it became probably the first calico printing mill in America. Not a ‘quilter’? Doesn’t matter this is a fascinating history of our town and region. A talk you won’t want to miss.
The Life and Loves of Thomas Clark Durant Thursday August 9th 1-2 PM
Thomas Clark Durant MD, VP of the Union Pacific and Owner of the Adirondack Railroad. Historian Milda Burns takes us through his wonderful (and sometimes crooked) life. Historic and Entertain – not to be missed.
Oregon Valley, Sodom, Edwards Hill, Bakers MillsThursday August 23rd 2-3 PM
Familiar sounding names – where were they? What were they like? What happened to them? You’ll want to hear the answers to these questions and more about our town. Mark your calendar now so you don’t forget.
JUST PLAIN FUN(D Raisers)
Night@ The Museum (Summer 7:00-9:00 PM)
Tour the Museum in the cool of the evening and listen to clips of Theodore Roosevelt
Admission for both days is $8.00 ($10 per family) + (Optional side trips)
The North Creek Depot Museum invites you to step back in history, pay tribute to ‘the oldest continuously operated transportation company’ the Delaware & Hudson Railroad and its Adirondack branch, and enjoy the 2nd Annual D&H Rail-Fair, at the North Creek Depot.
The Depot in North Creek originally served the Adirondack Railroad and later both the D&H and Canadian Pacific Railroads. Walk the grounds of the last complete D&H Terminal. View exhibits featuring the D&H and its operations on the Adirondack Branch. Many are one-of-a-kind and some rarely exhibited pieces of railroad history. Vendors, far more than last year, showcasing D&H merchandise, a slide show featuring passenger and freight operations on the Adirondack Branch and much more are available:
The 1872 Depot (Museum)
A working and in-service Turntable
The Engine house and Maintenance house
Tour what may well be the last remaining original milk car (800-847) of the D&H era.
The Depot itself is ‘still-in-service’ serving as a museum. Stand where Theodore Roosevelt stood when he learned that he had become the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley. Listen to the story of his frightening Midnight Ride to the Presidency, and how, as the youngest person ever to serve as President, (good history lesson here) he continues to impact the office of President. See the recently added timeline of the ski industry in New York State including the first tow ropes and the famous ‘Ski Trains’ of the 1930s which will be coming back this year (yes you’ll be able to catch the train to ski country from the capitol district) .
Train buffs, and children of all ages, will enjoy the 300+ sq ft HO model railroad exhibit (built by Dunham Studios) with 96’ of main track plus back-and-forth featuring North Creek exactly as it looked in 1934 when the first Ski Trains arrived. Still haven’t had enough ‘trains’ there’s a bus tour to Barbara and Clarke Dunham’s brand new attraction “Railroads on Parade” museum located in nearby Pottersville. Railroads on Parade features over 50 trains and 2,500 ft of track. The Railroads on Parade trips are 2 hour ($12) trips and will be offered on Saturday and Sunday (tickets available at the museum). The new Saratoga and North Creek Railway offers a scenic train ride from North Creek to Thurman. The train leaves North Creek both days at 12:50 PM and returns at 3:00 (round trip cost is $19 coach and $40 Dome car). Had enough railroading? White Water rafting is available Sunday morning, the Great Escape Water Park is right down the road in Lake George, or visit the Garnet Mines and pan for semi precious gems just down the road.
A golfer? Cronin’s Golf Resort is located only 27 minutes away. Or you could simply stroll through historic North Creek and visit the quaint shops and enjoy a memorable lunch or dinner and any of the several excellent restaurants in town. Festivities start Saturday morning at 10:00 AM (it’s OK to come early) and end Sunday at 3:00 PM. Special pricing is available at local motels and restaurants. For additional information call 518-251-5842 or contact us, we’ll be lookin for ya!
Gourmet Dinner – September 21st
Visit some of the historic and no historic homes in the Johnsburg area and enjoy some fine wine and gourmet cooking. This was a great fund raiser last year and sold out quickly.