Washington County Historical Society

WCHS Programs & Events - 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017: A 6 pm Ice Cream Social and 7 pm 4th of July Community Sing featuring the United Church Ringers will be held at the Hebron United Presbyterian Church, 6559 State 22 (corner of Chamberlain Mills Rd, and Rt. 22). This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, July 8, 2017, starting at 10 am: Celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Anne with a parade starting at the Fort Anne Central School, events and food at the Village Park 11 am - 2 pm. Bring a chair and enjoy the music.

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:00 - 7:30 pm: 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. The society would love to have you come meet other WCHS members and board members. 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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21 THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 27: Visit us at our Washngton County Fair booth in the County Bounty Building!

Save The Date:

The 2017 History Fair will be held on Saturday, September 30th at Hartford Central School from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Our theme will be "Forts and Battles" (of all kinds!). It will include the "battle" of women winning the right to vote in New York State. 2017 marks the one hundredth anniversary of that momentous event which took place in 1917.

We will be sending out information to historians and historical societies in just a few short months. We hope you will consider having an exhibit featuring you town or village. Stay tuned for updates.     


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.