From Green to Gold - Warrensburg's Industries
One hundred years ago Warrensburg was in its Golden Age. Water-powered industries provided employment for hundreds of people from miles around.
Tanning and lumber had been surpassed by garment and paper manufacture. Secure incomes drove new home construction and, indeed, new neighborhood development.
One newspaper advertisement in the June 28, 1912 issue of the Syracuse Journal described Warrensburg Trousers as "made in Warrensburg, N. Y. in the most healthful and sanitary factory in the United States . . . Every pair bears the Union Label."
As manufacturing declined during the latter half of the 20th century, opportunities related to the natural ecological resources of the area ascended.
This exhibit will be changing out soon so please stop by to check it out, you don't want to miss it.
Recently the museum received five oil portraits that were previously hanging in the Town Hall basement. The portraits have now been hung in the museum. Portraits of Albert C. Emerson, his wife Abigail Woodward and son Louis W. Emerson are now hanging in the Industry corner of the museum. Portraits of Albert C. Emerson, his wife Abigail Woodward and son Louis W. Emerson are now hanging in the Industry corner of the museum. The portrait shown here is Louis W. Emerson. Please come in and take a moment to view the other portraits.
"We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise". ~ Edward Sellner
A Bit of History
From the advent of photography during the latter half of the 19th century and well into the 20th century, photography studios were a common occurrence in even the smallest of town. What had been the realm of oil painters and the wealthy became available to those with an understanding of this new technology and people of limited means eager to have their likenesses recorded for future generations.
New Exhibit Space Available at The Elementary School
“A Tribute to those who have served their country in the military – from the Civil War to the present.”
"Winter in Old Warrensburg"
Warrensburg Elementary School has received a temporary exhibit created and loaned by the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. The exhibit is “A Tribute to those who have served their country in the military – from the Civil War to the present.” It is beautifully arranged displayed in a previously empty case on the second floor of the elementary school.
Lots of snow and scenes from "Old Warrensburg" delight the eye in this new exhibit at Warrensburg Elementary School. Visible in the forefront are artifacts from the time including strap on skates, a wooden ski, bamboo poles, vinatage sleds from 1900 and 1950 as will as a baby pram on runners.