Esperance, Duanesburg to dedicate Historic Folklore markers
The Esperance Historical Society will be dedicating the Esperance Witch “Legends and Lore” marker on October 28 at the Route 20 Bridge on the Duanesburg side at 1pm.
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 be giving a lecture detailing what facts are behind this legend on the following day, Sunday the 29th at 2pm at the Charleston Historical Society on Polin Road, off Route 30A in Charleston.
For more event information contact Mr. Jones at (518) 875-6854.
The Duanesburg Historical Society will meet Saturday, October 28, 10am, just west of the Duanesburg Firehouse for the unveiling of a Historic Folklore and Legends roadside marker honoring early settler Michael Righter. All are welcome.