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

Featured Event

123rd Regiment of Washington County Book New Civil War Book on the 123rd Regiment of Washington County, NY
by Edie B. Meikle

"History buff and one-time Captain in the U.S. Army, Civil War enthusiast Edie Meikle has brought to the reader in this short history of the Washington County 123rd Regiment N.Y.V.I., not only a time table of the 123rd battles, but memories of her visits to Civil War National Parks and conversations with park historians. In this book she chronicles these events beginning in 1862 and ending in 1865. Her descriptions of a soldier's daily life in camp and on the battlefield relate the tedium, as well as the chaos and destruction, of war."

71 pages. Softcover, published 2015. $12.95