Washington County Historical Society

WCHS Programs & Events - 2017

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.  

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: OUR 2017 BATTLES and BREWS BUS TOUR. Bus departs from the Fort Miller Rest Area on Route 4.
A day long historic bus tour stopping at French and Indian War sites in Washington and Warren Counties. Members of WCHS act as step on guides and take you back in time - and to breweries! 
Sites to be visited include Rogers Island, The Old Military Road, Lake George Battlefield Park, Fort Ann and Coopers Cave. We will step off the bus at some sites.
COST: is $60 per person ($50 for WCHS members) and includes the bus ride, interpretation and two drink tickets. Lunch is on your own, with a scheduled stop at a local brewery. 
Click the red sign-up button and mail the application. Hope to see you there!

Battles and Brews


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.