Washington County Historical Society
The WCHS would like to apologize to Trustee Emerita Virginia Parrott for inadvertently leaving her name off the Board of Directors list in the Spring newsletter. We will correct that in our next issue. Virginia was a valued member of our board for many years.

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.

2018 Cronkhite Lecture Series on Preservation

This series was originally presented by the Society as a series of preservation lectures. The past two years the Society has presented lectures on the Civil War and Women's Suffrage. With reestablishment of the Washington County Historical Society Preservation Committee, the lecture series has once again set up three lectures focusing on preservation projects in the local area. All programs will begin at 7 pm at the various venues.
  1. May 9: Old Fort House Museum in Fort Edward
  2. May 16: Fort Edward Art Museum
  3. May 24: United Church in Greenwich
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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.

Buy the book HERE.

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