2017

 

20th Anniversary Year

 

For information contact:  Warren County Historical Society

Logging at the Bend of the River will become a reality thanks to a 2017 Champlain Valley National

Heritage Partnership Local Heritage Grant! We are excited that this grant will allow the Warren County

Historical Society to produce a traveling exhibit on logging. Logging has been an important industry in

the Adirondacks but also it impacted the southern part of the Adirondacks, including Glens Falls, South

Glens Falls and Corinth. This exhibit will emphasize the importance to the local communities and how it

influenced the growth, both population and economically.

Logging is still a big business here in the north country, and there are old and new loggers, old and new

techniques and old and new companies. One of the oldest companies in Glens Falls is Finch Pryun

located on the Hudson River, also International Paper brought a much-needed economic boost to

communities like Corinth.

It is amazing to see how the houses of Glens Falls compare to South Glens Falls, one being where the

executives lived and the other were the workers lived. How people felt about working for the companies

and how the companies felt about their employees. It will be interesting to research how both parties

related to the other.

This grant will allow for interviews of past and present employees and executives, how things were done

before and how they are done now. What were the benefits of logging then and now. Was the

environment part of the logging ideology in the 1800’s?

The canal systems and rivers were a vital part of logging and we will be partnering with others to

interview some of the canal workers. Interviewing the old timers and some new workers will help see

how the canal workers and the loggers worked together.

Exhibit coming in April 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2017

 

BonTon Fundraiser

 

This fundraiser is a partnership between BonTon and non-profits. BonTon prints the booklets and gives them to the non-profit who will sell them for $5 each. The money the non-profit collects they get to keep, and BonTon then splits the money they colllect to all the participating non-profits that have qualified to share.

So please if you see a Warren County Trustee or stop by the office to purchase one. You get several coupons including a$10 off coupon (to use Nov. 8 – 11) and you will be helping your favorite non-profit (Warren County Historical Society.)

 

November 5, 2017

 

Chronicle Book Fair

 

Each year The Chronicle puts together the book fair to bring together in one place many of the writers of the surrounding area. It also brings the non-profits out either selling their wares or to do outreach and networking. This is a fun-filled day for both kids and adults, something to do for all.

The event is from 11am to 4pm on Sunday the 5th.  It is free and open to the public. Come to visit the WCHS table and purchase a copy of our recently-published Warren County History book, a beautiful hard cover, $20.

 

 

November 11, 2017

 

“Kids and Vets Unite”

 

Last year this program was fun, enjoyable and a learning experience for all who attended. The Kids or the Vets can choose a partner to bring on this trip. They start with a trip to the Saratoga Military Museum, have a tour, and then have lunch, and then are guided through a World War II history lesson. Both adults and kids had a fun day. and this year is sure to be as rewarding.

Look here for updated information, as well as on our Facebook page.

 

 

November 18, 2017

 

 Holiday Open House

 

Our annual Holiday Open House, to be held this year on Saturday, November 18, will be our first in our new building. Come and have a look around at our and spacious facility, and enjoy some light refreshments while shopping in our new Gift Shop.

The event will start at 10am and run until 2pm at 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury.  For more information call 518-743-0734. This is free and open to the public. Please bring a friend — and your holiday shopping list!

 

November 15, 2017     Canals

 

In 2017 the World Canal Conference is being held in Syracuse, NY. New York has had a long history with canals in the state and even in the Warren County area. For example: the Feeder Canal, Lake Champlain Canal, and the Erie Canal just to name a few. Are there new stories or information to be discovered at the World Canal Conference? This event is being held right in our home state. We should be “up” on the history of canals!

Join us for an interesting presentation on Canals given by Jeanne Williams, the Director of the Feeder Canal Alliance. The event will be held at our 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury facility on Nov. 15, at 7pm.

The Feeder Canal Park. Photo courtesy of Joseph Dawson.

For more information check out the “Rewind” January 1, 2017 edition on the Feeder Canal.

 

Warren County Historical Society // 50 Gurney Lane // Queensbury, NY 12804 // (518) 743-0734

 

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