B y Krystle S. Morey

There’s a new historian in town, and he’s not your typical historian.

Erik Pekar

Even though Erik Pekar has only 18 years under his belt, he’s got knowledge that dates back to the 1700s.

“I have a burning passion for learning and sharing the history … businesses, buildings, people,” he said.

“I look forward to uncovering the unknowns and forgotten pieces of Granville’s history.”

The job has been vacant since former Granville historian, Lee Tugas, left his post in Nov. 2014. Tugas was the town’s historian for a year. Before that Edith Sparling held the position for three years. She resigned in March 2013.

“Since November 2014, we were without a historian,” said Jenny Martelle, town clerk.

Pekar said he is eager to research, record and catalogue Granville’s history – and he plans to do it in a more modern way: by using social media and digital documenting.

“I want to have a little bit of a modern upgrade … and to preserve all of the stuff, scanning things in so you don’t have to handle it as much,” he said.

He has already started posting old-time photos and documents on the “You know you’re from Granville when…” Facebook page, but he’ll soon start his own page, where he can share what he calls “bittersweet” memories of yesteryear.

 

This is only a preview of the story published in the Granville Sentinel. To read the full story, pick up a print copy of this week’s paper at the newsstand or read it online here.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , ,

518 Wheels – 11/15/18

518 Wheels 11_16_18.pdf-web.pdf

Former church being transformed

DSCN0731

By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

police

By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

dresden

By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

Holiday meals to be offered

thanksgiving-dinner-stock

Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

Patricia W Folger obit photo

Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

Pitlak obit

Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

Emmi E Loomis obit photo

Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

FreePress_11_9_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

Lakes_11_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

Obituary: Donald Levesque

Donald C Levesque obit photo

Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

Bob Rozell obit photo do not crop

Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]