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Warrensburgh Museum of Local History - 2013 Bicentennial Exhibits and Events
Warrensburgh Bicentennial - 200 Years of Progress
- a celebration of Warrensburg's first 200 years - the people who started the town and those who made it the wonderful and unique place to live and work during the past two centuries.
The exhibit included many photographs and documents pertaining to the people, places and events that contributed to its fascinating history.
"Bury the Dead" is one of the four tenets of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Warrensburgh Historical Society and Town Historian, Sandi Parisi, assisted in fulfilling this requirement of the long defunct Warrensburg Lodge No. 488 on Saturday, June 15 at the Warrensburg Cemetery as two ritual skeletons were buried in the I.O.O.F. plot at Warrensburg Cemetery. An exhibit of artifacts, photos and documents from the Odd Fellows, Rebekahs (women's auxiliary), and Theta Rho (teen girls) was seen through the summer of 2013. Photos from the burial ceremony were also on view. The name, Odd Fellows, derives from the fact that the order's members consisted of tradesmen and professionals for whom there was no specific organization. Since 1881 the Warrensburg Lodge of the I.O.O.F. also worked at fulfilling the other three tenets, which were to Educate the Orphans, Visit the Sick and Relieve the Distressed. The Warrensburg lodge disbanded in 1987.
Farm and Home
Dressed for the Holidays
Dollhouses and Roomboxes
Tom Davis’ Vintage Farm Equipment Exhibition
Tom Davis, local entrepreneur, is opening his farmstead on Lamb Hill Road to the public again this year, on Saturday September 14, and will have most of his collection of vintage machinery up and running. Machines designed and built in the late 19th century to do everything from cutting and splitting firewood to churning butter will be displayed. This rare opportunity will also include machinery brought in by several other collectors.
The farmstead, located at 121 Lamb Hill Road in Bolton, also affords a panoramic view of the Adirondacks to the north. The event, under the sponsorship of the Warrensburgh Historical Society, runs from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free to all. Picnic refreshments will be provided.. Attendees are encouraged to “Bring-a-dish to share” but this is optional.
Andy Flynn travels to Warrensburg for the next "Adirondack Attic" segment. The southern Adirondack town is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Andy examines some historic artifacts at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History and has the story behind the spelling of the town's name.
We have more than 20 pieces on loan for this holiday exhibit. Three generations have played with some, many are home-built. fabulous "room boxes" with detailed furnishings.
Photos courtesy of Steve Parisi
Events held during 2013 - Warrensburg’s Bicentennial Year
Dec. 7 & 8
Ceremonial Burial of the Unknown Odd Fellows
Warrensburg Day - Parade and Celebration
Adirondack Architectural Heritage Workshop and Walking Tour of Warrensburg.
Bicentennial House and Garden Tour
Wilderness Heritage Corridor Showcase at Thurman Station.
Warren County Rural Heritage Festival and Youth Fair.
17th Annual Sticky Wicket Croquet Competition and Picnic.
Exhibition of Tom Davis’ operating 19th century farm and home equipment.
The Music of Stephen Foster: A talk by Bill Maher
Graveyard Walks with Gourmet Dessert Buffet.
Graveyard Walks with Homemade Dessert Buffet.
Dinner With The Dead at Lizzie Keays Restaurant.
Warrensburgh Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Dinner, Lizzie Keays Restaurant.
"Dressed for the Holidays" at Warrensburgh Museum, and the Opening of The Dollhouse exhibit, during Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration
- My Dolly
- Stock Car Racing at Ashland Park
- The Armchair Paddler of the Schroon River
- 2010 Dressed for the Holidays/Vintage Toy Trains
- Veterans Day