Washington County Historical Society

WCHS Programs & Events - 2018

Below are programs planned to date for 2018. Our programming is open to the public, and we especially encourage our members to attend. Updated information and program additions are noted on the WCHS Facebook page. The programs we run, the services we provide, and the library itself all take support from you, our membership. Please encourage other history minded people to join WCHS so we are able to continue our current programs and start new programs to keep Washington County history alive.

March 13 - 7:00 p.m.

Teri Gay

Teri Gay will present a program on Women's Suffrage and the Easton Political Equality Club at the Fort Miller Reformed Church in Fort Miller. This event will be co-sponsored by the Fort Edward Historical Association. There will be suffrage exhibits from the Easton Library, and the Old Fort House.


April 15 - 2:00 p.m.

RiceBull Experiences of a Wounded Washington County Soldier at Chancellorsville, May 1864

Robert Mulligan will present a program at the Freight Depot at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge on Rice Bull who was a member of the 123rd New York Regiment.


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 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.

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October 27 - 10:00 a.m. WCHS Annual Membership Meeting

The WCHS Annual Meeting will start at 10 a.m. and coffee and pastries will be served. Our business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Proudfit Hall in Salem. Luncheon is tentatively planned to be catered by Brooklyn Marie's Restaurant. The program will feature Al Cormier portraying General John Williams and a tour of the Old Burying Ground (Revolutionary Cemetery) where the stones have been recently cleaned by the Salem Rotary Club. Mary and Michael Skelly will conduct a cannon demonstration.