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"The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you are likely to see."
— Winston Churchill
“There’s More to Adirondack Architecture than Great Camps” is the title of a program to be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm at Richards Library, 36 Elm Street in Warrensburg. The slide-lecture will be conducted by Steve Engelhart, Executive Director of AARCH (Adirondack Architectural Heritage), in Keeseville, NY. The event is co-hosted by the Warrensburgh Historical Society and the Richards Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-3162.
The Adirondacks are well-known for a rustic style of architecture as represented by its Great Camps. Less known are other architectural styles, historical themes, and influences. The talk will explore many styles of residences, churches, inns and hotels, schoolhouses, town halls, libraries, commercial, industrial, and agricultural buildings, cure cottages, company-built tenements, bridges, dams and power houses, and railroad stations that are found throughout the region.
The Town of Warrensburg - Then and Now
The town of Warrensburgh, cradled in the arms of the Adirondacks, has a rich and colorful history and heritage. Known today as a quiet, scenic village where visitors can take advantage of all the outdoor activities the beautiful Adirondacks have to offer, it is also a place to explore and learn about the deep history of the town’s beginnings, its evolution and eventual decline as a major center of industry in the region, and its status today as a small but vibrant part of Warren County.
From the people who first settled here when the region was still considered “a dark and dangerous place,” to its establishment as a town in 1813 and the growth of the lumber, tanning and hospitality industries, to its current reputation as a destination for lovers of all things “Adirondacks,” Warrensburg has so much to offer its members, visitors and friends.
Who We Are
The Warrensburgh Historical Society was founded in 1973 to provide historical information to our residents and visitors to the community.
The Museum, as well as our many educational and community-oriented programs are designed to enhance your knowledge of and appreciation for Warrensburg and the surrounding region. Our annual events, The Sticky Wicket and the Graveyard Walks, have become staples in the community and are just two examples of the unique array of activities we bring to the community.
Our hope is that you will leave our Museum and our events with a deeper understanding of and respect for the history of the Town of Warren.
The mission of Warrensburgh Historical Society is to discover and preserve the rich artifacts we have gathered from long-time residents of the town and other sources, and to disseminate, educate and illuminate the history and hardships, the successes and failures, the high points and hard times Warrensburg has experienced since it was first settled in the early 19th century up to the present day.
The Warrensburgh Historical Society
Founded in 1973, the Warrensburgh Historical Society is incorporated under the Laws of the State of New York. It holds a permanent charter, granted by the Board of Regents, Education Department of the State of New York, granted on October 28, 1977.
The Warrensburgh Historical Society is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as both a 501 (c)(3) and 509 (a)(2) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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