Washington County Historical Society

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The Washington County Historical Society is an educational organization dedicated to engaging diverse audiences in the study and appreciation of the collective heritage of Washington County, New York, and its environs. Its primary purpose is to promote public interest and participation in the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Washington County, NY. The Heritage Research Library, a repository for regional books, written documents, genealogical information, and memorabilia, and the publication of regional books and annual journals, including those published by the historical society, highlight preservation efforts.

Lectures, workshops, tours and social events are scheduled throughout the year. Society headquarters are situated in the Wing-Northup House, built by entrepreneur Daniel Wood Wing c. 1815. This architecturally significant Federal style house is located in Fort Edward, New York. See map.

Sunday, September 23rd from 1-5 p.m.

SOUTH ARGYLE HERITAGE DAY

The celebration will be held at the former South Argyle Presbyterian Church (located at the corner of Lohret Road and Co. Rte 49, 1 mi. from St. Rte 40 in South Argyle or approximately 5 miles from Rte 29 at the turn for Cossayuna Lake between East Greenwich and Greenwich) The event will feature an Open House. The church closed a number of years ago and it is in the process of being restored. Visitors will see a model of how the church looked when it was still functioning as a church. There will be displays and information on local history as well as the ongoing restoration. Steve Matte of Queensbury will have a special display on the postal system in Washington County in years gone by. Attendees will have the opportunity to walk around the ancient to modern cemetery behind the church. Argyle historian Sue Brennan will be on hand to answer questions about the interesting history of the South Argyle area. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. For more information call 518-638-8308. It promises to be an interesting afternoon.

Daniel Shays Rebellion

September 25 - 7:00 p.m.

Steve Butz will present "Shay's Settlement Project: A Story of Revolt and Archaeology" at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville. This event is co-sponsored by the Slate Valley Museum.

Stephen Butz (website) weaves together the tale of the archaeological investigation, along with Shays's heroic life in the Continental army, his role in the infamous rebellion that bears his name and his influence on American law.

Buy the book HERE.


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