The Old Forge Library and the Town of Webb Historical Association are hosting a Local History and Stories Series on Thursdays throughout the summer at 5 p.m. The series will feature a different speaker each week who will give a presentation and lead a discussion on a variety of interesting local subjects (primarily of historical significance.)
The public is invited to come and enjoy the stories, and add to them too. The series will kick off on Thursday, July 7 with Charles Herr and his presentation on The Forge House, one of the area’s most storied landmarks.
Since the early 1980s, when Herr and his wife purchased a camp in Inlet, he has been interested in the Fulton Chain region of the Adirondacks. Herr has worked at the Goodsell Museum in Old Forge and the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, and helped to establish the Inlet Historical Society.
He is the author of “The Fulton Chain: Early Settlements, Steamboats, Railroads and Hotels” the first, comprehensive regional history in seventy years. He’s also an Adirondack Almanack contributor.