The WTHS and Museum offer a broad range of programs, events and exhibits to foster a lively interest in the rich heritage of our town and surrounding region.
Films and Speaking Events
Such topics as the logging and mill working industries, the railroad and its impact on the local community, and the architecture of the region offer rare glimpses into what life was like in the early and mid-20th century. Lively discussions follow film and speaking presentations.
Lighthearted moments, such as Marilyn Monroe’s historic visit to Warrensburgh in 1950 for the “Dream House” award add to Warrensburg's unique history.
Walking & Driving Tours
Annual Graveyard Walks feature different local “heroes” from the past, who “arise” from their resting places to talk with visitors about their achievements, and what it was like to live in and around Warrensburgh during their lifetimes. We also host a “Dinner with the Dead, when the characters visit with us over dinner at a local restaurant.
Other walking and driving tours are offered in partnership with Warrensburgh Heritage Trail and showcase more than 400 properties listed on both State and National Historic Registers.
There is always something new to learn at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. Whether it's the study of the artifacts of the region or the different architectural styles and the reasons behind them, you will find them here.
The major special exhibit of 2016, “From Green to Gold- Warrensburgh’s Industries,” documented Warrensburgh’s “golden age” of industrial growth and unsurpassed employment for local residents.
Some of our past special exhibits can be "postviewed" here.
Warrensburgh Historical Society and the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History work closely with the local school district to offer a variety of enrichment programs for school age children, bringing displays and artifacts directly into the classroom as well as offering children’s programming at the Museum throughout the year.
The Warrensburgh School Enrichment series focuses on four key areas: geology, architecture, artifacts and museums, and our summer enrichment series offers hand-on workshops where students learn about the formation of lakes and streams, the history of the logging and paper industries, and other topics dealing with our rich local heritage.
A summer enrichment series, in conjunction with the Town's Youth Program is offered for children of the town, fostering intellectual curiosity and discovery.
Teachers at both the elementary and junior/senior high schools are encouraged to use the museum and its staff to enhance their subject matter.