2018 News


February 18, 2018  by: Post Star-Hometown

Historical society gets heritage grant

The Warren County Historical Society has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership to develop a comprehensive exhibit about county history and heritage, called “Warren County 360,” in 2018. The creation of this display marks a blossoming in the society’s mission as it transforms into a museum venue in the region.

With this grant, along with other funding, the Warren County Historical Society is poised to begin research and design of “Warren County 360” in the coming months and plans its debut in mid-2019.

The WCHS is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment by calling 518-743-0734, Facebook, Twitter and at www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.

The WCHS is a private, nonprofit organization chartered by the state of New York in 1997 and located at 50 Gurney Lane. The society aims to educate about and promote the history of Warren County and its environs, and to encourage participation of its members, as well as residents and visitors in appreciating the heritage of this area. It offers a resource center, presents historical programs, publishes a quarterly newsletter, collects historic artifacts and advocates for historic preservation.

Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung, ghochsprung@poststar.com.


2018 Events – Fundraisers

April 6, 2018 – Adirondack Thunder Hockey @ 7pm – See important details to ensure WCHS gets the credit/donation from your ticket purchase!!

Details: Cost of Tickets is $15, (Save $5 off the Box office Price of $20). A $5 Donation is given to WCHS for each ticket sold through WCHS. Support this organization while saving off the ticket price! Get them before they are sold out!

Note: This game is the last regular season home game – AND “Fan Appreciation Night” with lots of prizes and giveaways!

Seats are in Section “H” (behind the goal). WCHS will be sponsoring a 50/50 raffle at the game – expected total pot of over $1,000, winner will get approx. $500!


NOTE DATE CHANGE!: June 9, 2018 – April 14, 2018 – Book and Treasure Sale (10 am – 2 pm)

If interested in making donations, please call the society at 518-743-0734


May 9, 2018 – Coopers Cave Ale Company Dine to Donate (5-9 pm)


 2018 – Programs

Upcoming 2018 Programs are:

January 13, 2018     Annual Meeting, 10 am – 2 pm at the Queensbury Hotel.  Call the office for details.  518-743-0734

March 21 – Focus on Women’s Suffrage, 7 pm*

May 16 – Weather Routers, presented by Jeremy Davis, 7 pm*

July 18 – Matt Rozell Discusses his new book, 7 pm*

September 19 – Aviation in Warren County, presented by Joan Aldous, 7 pm*

*Locations to be announced



For information contact:  Warren County Historical Society @ 518-743-0734


February 18, 2017  by: WCHS

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 it also 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  by 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.

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.

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?

Exhibit coming in April 2018!











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