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.


Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:00 - 7:30 pm PICNIC

The Washington County Historical Society is having a Membership Appreciation Picnic at the Old Fort House Museum, 29 Broadway in Fort Edward, NY. The evening will begin at 5 pm with a tour of the Women's Suffage exhibit at the museum. At 5:30, the picnic will serve hot dogs, various salads and dessert of strawberry shortcake and home made whipped cream. The evening's program is Debra Bailey who portrays the Baroness Riedesel. The Baroness actually stayed at the Old Fort House during the Burgoyne Campaign in 1777. We encourage anyone who would like to attend the picnic to attend. It should be a great evening rain or shine. The picnic price is $15.00 per person. Please send your check before July 10 to WCHS, 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828, and include names and phone numbers of those attending.

Click on the form button above to print the sign-up sheet.

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