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.
Our historic headquarters and research facilities are open two days a week:
Wednesday 10am - 4pm and Friday 10am - 5pm.
Established in 1940, WCHS is a 501 c3 non-profit organization which seeks to educate and enrich Washington County residents by
sponsoring programs and publications that illuminate important aspects of the county's history and culture.