Washington County Historical Society

Our summer newsletter is online!




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 regional books and annual journals, 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.
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 (website) 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.

Buy the book HERE.


SHINING STARS HONOREE

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Virginia Parrott, Fort Ann Historian (right) at the Shining Stars Award luncheon hosted by the Post-Star in partnership with The Conkling Center. Rebecca Cottone, Virginia's daughter, who nominated her mother for the award is on the left.


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