Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
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.
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History turns 41 years old this year and, like all volunteer-supported institutions, needs help! The museum is staffed by volunteers who greet visitors and welcome them to the museum. Volunteers serve for only two hours at a time, and need commit to as little as once a month.
An introductory workshop for museum greeters is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, followed by a complementary light lunch. The workshop will give potential greeters an idea of the duties and responsibilities. There is no obligation to serve.
Extended knowledge of the town and its history are not necessary. Neither is membership in the Warrensburgh Historical Society, which operates the museum for the Town of Warrensburg. Exhibits are self-explanatory.
The museum is open Wednesdays, noon to 4 pm, Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm, and Sundays, 1 to 3 pm. (After Columbus Day there are no Saturday hours.)
For more information visit the museum during open hours or contact the Museum Director, Steve Parisi, at 232-7349 or firstname.lastname@example.org
See us in 3D
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
Location and Parking
- 3754 Main Street Warrensburg, NY 12885
- Parking and entrance at rear of building
- Free admission
- Handicap accessible
- It's the building with the flag on one side and the mural on the other
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 email@example.com for more information, a behind-the-scenes tour and a copy of our Museum Greeters Handbook.