The North Tonawanda History Museum will offer reduced admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, as part of its celebration of "Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day in North Tonawanda." The museum is located at 54 Webster St.
History Museum volunteer Richard L. "Joe" Zellner was one of the many Hurtubise aficionados who donated memorabilia with which to create the Hurtubise Exhibit Hall at the museum. Zellner also advocated with city officials on behalf of the History Museum for the designation of May 21 as "Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day in North Tonawanda," and for the designation of the block of Oliver Street between Tremont and Sweeney streets as "Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Way."
Hurtubise was named "Rookie of the Year" on May 21, 1960, at Indianapolis, which is why May 21 was designated, in perpetuity, as Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Day" in North Tonawanda by the North Tonawanda Common Council (in October 2011).