Bethany Archer Art Display                

We have a wonderful new abstract art display at the library. Bethany Archer has graciously loaned us her beautiful artwork. Come and enjoy it during our library hours!

– Mike Petersen with the hemlock mantle he created for the antique water main –

Turin Antebellum Water Main

The very old “pencil main” that was accidently happened upon when the village was digging the water pipes, has been officially “aged”! Dr. Alexander K. Stewart from St. Lawrence University’s Geology Department has sent a letter with results from his studies. “The tree that was used to make the wooden watermain was cut between September 1881 – spring of 1882. The tree was native to Turin and is a red pine. The tree had 61 growth rings on it minus the center that was carved out, so it dates back to 175-180 years of age. The tree would have germinated sometime around 1800.” Thank you very much to Mike Petersen for the wonderful hemlock mantle he created to hold our “old treasure”!