Thursday, March 22, 2018

Glens Falls Water System Museum Talk Tuesday

Workers building forms for the Halfway Brook Reservoir dam, 1936. A talk on the Glens Falls Water System – Then & Now, has been set for Tuesday, March 27th at 7 pm at the Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls.

Chapman Museum Director, Tim Weidner will present the history of the development of Glens Falls’ water system from the 1860s, when a variety of ideas were floated to meet the growing community’s water needs, through 1936 when Halfway Brook Reservoir was constructed. To bring the story up to the present, City Engineer, Steve Gurzler will provide information about the current system, including the filtration plant in Cole’s Woods.

The program is presented in conjunction with the Chapman Exhibit “H2O: Water in History.” The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (518) 793-2826.

Photo: Workers building forms for the Halfway Brook Reservoir dam, 1936, courtesy City of Glens Falls.

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