Historic folklore markers to be dedicated
The Esperance Historical Society will dedicate the Esperance Witch “Legends and Lore” marker on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Route 20 Bridge on the Duanesburg side.
Refreshments will follow at the Esperance Historical Museum on Church Street in the village, featuring an updated Esperance Witch exhibit.
The event is free and open to the public.
The story of the Esperance Witch has been written about many times since it was first published by Jeptha Simms in his book “The History of Schoharie County and Border Wars” in 1845.
The folklore marker was made possible through a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in association with the New York State Folklore Society.
For those interested in extended information on the Esperance Witch story, Esperance Village and Town Historian Kenneth Jones will give a lecture on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m., on facts behind this legend at the Charleston Historical Society on Polin Road, off Route 30A in Charleston.
For information, call (518) 875-6854.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., the Duanesburg Historical Society will unveil a Historic Folklore and Legends roadside marker honoring early settler Michael Righter just west of the Duanesburg Firehouse. All are welcome.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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