The town of Warrensburgh has a rich and colorful 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 residents and visitors.
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The Trolley Comes to Warrensburgh
Views at Discover Warrensburg: the Museum of Local History
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 Croquet Tournament and Picnic in August and the Graveyard Walks in September, have become staples in the community and are just two examples of the unique array of activities we bring to the community.
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.
Join Us Today!
The purpose of the Warrensburgh Historical Society and Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is to preserve our rich history for future generations. We accomplish that, thanks to the support and sponsorship of our members. If you would like to become a member, we invite you to visit our Member page for more information and to learn about the many benefits of membership.
"I loved the guide"
"The guide makes all of the difference in the world. Bob showed me around the place with confidence in the history, and clarity of the past. The museum is also set up very simply and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. For kids, there's an interactive play area in the middle of the museum. I would recommend this for anyone."