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.
Phyllis Chapman personifies Susan B. Anthony at the Greenwich Free Library, intersection of Main St. and Academy St. on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
| Phyllis Chapman, dba “Vintage Visitors”, brings notable American women to life through living history “personifications” of some fascinating and influential people. In period correct costume, and speaking in the first person, she introduces you to people you could never meet anywhere (or any-when!) else. Listen to their stories, participate in activites and examine artifacts, and come away from the presentation with a richer understanding of our history.
Phyllis has been doing living history presentations for over 15 years, and has a Master's Degree in Education from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and in Museum Education and Arts Administration from Skidmore College. She personally researches each character in depth, and has visited many of the sites where these remarkable women lived and worked. With her husband, Mike, they present multi-media programs for historical societies and historic sites, libraries, retirement communities, and historical organizations.