WILLIAMSTOWN -- The stories of the town’s notable fires will be told in a free public lecture on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. by Fire Chief Craig A. Pedercini.

The lecture will be at the Williamstown Historical Museum and is part of the museum’s annual series of talks about aspects of town history.

A graduate of C. H. McCann Technical School, Pedercini holds a degree in fire science. A resident of the town since 1969, he began working at Williams College in 1975 and joined the Williamstown Fire Department in June 1988. He was named chief in 2003.

Pedercini is a past president of the Western Massachusetts Fire Chiefs’ Association and a member of the Berkshire County Fire Chiefs’ Association, the New England Fire Chiefs’ Association. He currently serves on the board of the state fire chiefs’ association.

The museum was founded in 1941 and is located 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.

For more info: williamstownhistory.com.