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
Feautured Event:
Lecture 3

Tisha Dolton to sing Suffrage Songs on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenwich Free Library.

 

Thursday, May 25th at 7 p.m.: The third program of the series will be the movie “Iron Jawed Angels” which takes a fresh and contemporary look at some of the activists who came after Susan B. Anthony including Alice Paul (played by Hilary Swank), Lucy Burns (played by Frances O’Connor) and Carrie Chapman Catt (played by Angelica Huston). These young woman took the women’s suffrage movement by storm putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. The showing will be held at the Fort Edward Art Center at 83 Broadway in Fort Edward. This event is co-sponsored by the Fort Edward Historical Society.