Washington County Historical Society
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 eighteen books, 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.

Historical Society Exhibition

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WCHS 2015 Annual Journal

The 2015 Annual Journal of the Washington County Historical Society

The articles in the journal are written by local historians and authors living in Washington County, NY.

Shays' Rebellion Comes to New York   by Steven Butz
Farmer, Carpenter, Soldier & Churchman: Coila's George Laurie   by Molly R. McDonald
A Look at Early Cheese Manufacturing in the town of Granville   by Edith Sparling
War on New York's Northern Frontier   by D. Reid Ross
History of the Fort Edward Union School   by R. Paul McCarty