The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History was founded in 1975, at the start of America's Bicentennial Celebration. Storage trunks and attics of local residents have yielded thousands of artifacts and photographs related to Warrensburg's history. In 2002 the museum was closed for renovation and reorganization by the Warrensburgh Historical Society and reopened in July 2009 with all new exhibits chronicling the town's history from prehistoric times to the present.
Exhibits for pre-school age children to adults include period clothing, logging and farming tools, school and church history, and artifacts of Warrensburg's "Golden Age" spanning a century from 1850 to 1950. Exhibits continue to be updated, and temporary exhibits about specific topics added.
The Museum is a joint accomplishment between the Warrensburgh Historical Society and the Town of Warrensburg.
Anyone who has not seen this great addition to town should do so, the place is amazing and outstanding. Worth every minute of your time, it is a great chance to reminisce. Seniors it is worth helping out. If I was closer I would be there in a heartbeat. ~Diane Simpson
CALLING ALL CRAFTS PEOPLE!
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is inviting local residents to participate in their upcoming exhibit entitled Holiday Craftsmanship.
Area residents are invited to lend us a sample of their hand-made craftsmanship. Unique handmade items like sweaters, stockings, placemats and other table decor, snowmen, mittens, ornaments, toys, wreaths or garlands, and other holiday-related creations are welcome.
This includes needlework in the form of knitting, cross-stitch, crocheting, quilting or sewing. Samples of woodworking or carvings, stained glass, painting or sculptures, and even holiday recipes may be submitted. (Recipe samples for the opening reception would be welcome!)
The exhibit will open to the public Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4. Special museum hours, 10 AM to 4 PM, are in conjunction with the town-wide Christmas in Warrensburgh Weekend celebration. The exhibit will remain up through the middle of January, at which time all exhibits will be returned to their owners.
More information and a submission form are available at the Museum or by contacting the museum director, Steve Parisi at 232-7349 or at email@example.com.
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is open year-round Wednesdays, noon to 4 PM and Sundays, 1 to 3 PM, or by appointment. Admission is free. Located at 3754 Main Street (VFW Building), the museum is fully handicap accessible.
P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885
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With more volunteers we could be open more hours. Wouldn't you like to help? For a commitment of as few as two hours a month you can become a Museum Greeter. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn about Warrensburg and a friendly personality. Check out the Museum Greeter schedule here. Following a brief training session new Greeters will always be paired with an experienced one.
Contact Museum Director, Steve Parisi, at 518-232-7349 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, a behind-the-scenes tour and a copy of our Museum Greeters Handbook.