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

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Washington County Historical Society Calendars for Sale
All 17 Towns are represented in the Calendar.


This our first Calendar since 1984. Featured throughout are photos of historic structures or events from each town in Washington County.

Photographs came from town historians, other historical groups, personal collections, as well as some from our own Washington Couty Histoical Society collection. Included in the Calendar are two from the 1909 County Fair: the dirigible flying over the fairgrounds and the bi-wing plane flying over the race track. The Calendar portrays a Washington County that was agricultural, industrial, and recreational.