The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
The story of an Adirondack town and its people, from prehistoric to present
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History was founded in 1975, as part of the upcoming commemoration of our country’s bi-centennial. Since that time, we have grown from a small museum, cataloging the history of the town and its people from the time of the earliest settlers in Warren County, to a more comprehensive institute that covers the history of the Adirondacks from prehistoric times, all the way through to the present day.
Throughout the year, in addition to our permanent exhibits, we serve as a rich educational resource for people of all ages, ranging from preschoolers to life-long scholars. Warren County and the surrounding region is a rich natural repository for geological, anthropological, environmental, cultural and historical study. It is our goal to add to both the study and enjoyment of our local and regional community through the events and exhibits we offer.
From documents and photographs to artifacts and artwork, we are continually adding to our catalog of historical and educational materials. This enables us to bring our members and friends the most comprehensively and imaginatively curated exhibits possible.
Even for people who live in the community and already have extensive knowledge of the history of the Town of Warren, there is always something new and interesting to learn. Visitors and newcomers to the region will be pleasantly surprised by the depth and breadth of our displays and the long and colorful past that these displays bring to life once more.
The care, attention to detail and accuracy that we are committed to in our curation is evident in both the quality of our exhibits and in the responses we receive from our very happy members and friends. Our dedication to the preservation of local artifacts, history, as well as popular legend and lore make us an outstanding and integral part of the fabric of Warren County.
Whether you are a student of anthropology, archeology, or early American history, there is an exhibit that will appeal to you. Just as our forefathers were drawn to the place because of its rich natural resources, today the Town of Warren and the surrounding majesty of the Adirondack mountains, rivers, lakes and streams continue to beckon people to our community. The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History hopes to be the first stop on your journey of education about the region.
Fascinating photos of and artifacts from the earliest local industries are on display. Visitors will learn about the sawmills, gristmills, tanneries and trappers that made the Town of Warren a regional hub of commerce and industry.
Those whose interests lean toward the natural world will find a plethora of information about local predators and prey that have populated the area for centuries, and in many cases, much longer. There is also a rich trove of information about the indigenous Native American people who inhabited the area long before the advent of settlers from Europe.
Other exhibits, such as the Town of Warren’s own bi-centennial celebration in 2013, are an excellent resource for learning about the many historic inns, restaurants and homes in and around the town and county. And, of course, histories of Warren County’s local legends, heroes and villains round out the extensive archives that the museum has been fortunate enough to accumulate since its creation in 1975.
From the earliest plank “toll roads,” through the advent of the “trunk” highway system and the introduction of railroad into the region, visitors can travel along those same historic paths to gain a deeper knowledge of and appreciation for our local history.
All the museum’s past exhibits remain available on our website as a continual source of entertainment and knowledge. We also regularly post information about current and upcoming exhibits, and we invite you to browse our archives for a firsthand sampling of the displays that are available to all.
Warrensburgh Museum of Local History is proud to be a joint endeavor of the Warrensburgh Historical Society and the Town of Warren. To learn more about how you can become a member and contribute to our continued growth, we invite you to visit our Members page.
"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." — Diane Simpson
3754 Main Street Warrensburg, NY 12885
Parking and entrance at rear of building
The building with the 1976 Bicentennial mural by Eva Cockcroft on the south side and the Scott LoBaido U.S. Flag mural
on the north side.
Wednesdays, 12 to 4 p.m.
Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m.
and by appointment:
Admission is Free!
The Life and Toons
of Paul Gurney
Reception Sunday, Feb. 5
Show through May
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.