WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mount Greylock Ski Club will be the topic of a free lecture Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at the Williamstown Historical Museum.
Mary Merselis, of Williamstown, joined the club with her family when they moved to town in 1965. Her lecture will trace the history of the club, which has been in operation in Goodell Hollow, South Williamstown, for about 75 years.
Its founding members included engineers from General Electric Co. in Pittsfield; some members were involved in the formation of the National Ski Patrol and the making of the Thunderbolt trail on Mount Greylock.
With rope tows and steep trails and glades, as well as short, easy slopes for children and beginners, the club offers "skiing the way it used to be," Merselis said in the news release announcing the talk.
The museum was founded in 1941 and is in the Milne Public Library. The museum conserves and protects historic items related to Williamstown's past.
The WHM has more than 200 contributing members. It is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment arranged by calling 413-458-2160.
Additional information is available on the museum's website www.williamstownhistory.com.