Washington County Historical Society

WCHS Programs & Events - 2018


Below are programs planned to date for 2018. Our programming is open to the public, and we especially encourage our members to attend. Updated information and program additions are noted on the WCHS Facebook page. The programs we run, the services we provide, and the library itself all take support from you, our membership. Please encourage other history minded people to join WCHS so we are able to continue our current programs and start new programs to keep Washington County history alive.

May — 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.

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October 27 - 10:00 a.m. WCHS Annual Membership Meeting

The WCHS Annual Meeting will start at 10 a.m. and coffee and pastries will be served. Our business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Proudfit Hall in Salem. Luncheon is tentatively planned to be catered by Brooklyn Marie's Restaurant. The program will feature Al Cormier portraying General John Williams and a tour of the Old Burying Ground (Revolutionary Cemetery) where the stones have been recently cleaned by the Salem Rotary Club. Mary and Michael Skelly will conduct a cannon demonstration.