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
Feautured Event:
Tisha Dolton

Tisha Dolton to sing Suffrage Songs on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenwich Free Library.

 

Monday May 8th at 7:00 p.m.: The second program will be also in the Hedbring Community room at the Greenwich Free Library. It will feature a short talk on Women’  Suffrage by Kyra Gee. Kyra is a junior at Granville Central School.  She recently won second place at the national level in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. Kyra’s talk is entitled: “The Seeds of Equality: Women’s Rights and the U.S. Constitution”. Kyra describes her talk as follows: “While the US Constitution at its founding did not guarantee equal rights for women, the fact that it guaranteed equal rights for all men planted the seed that grew into the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Tisha Dolton has been researching and singing suffrage song for thirteen years. She is currently the Outreach Librarian at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. She has been the appointed Town of Greenwich historian for the past fourteen years. She holds a BA in History from SUNY New Paltz and a MS in Information Science from The State University of New York in Albany. Tisha studied voice at SUNY Adirondack.