Historical artifacts and archival materials, books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and other materials relating to Warren County or NYS.
Exhibits & Collections
Visitors will walk through the gallery experiencing the history and heritage of Warren County.
Members & Supporters
The WCHS sincerely appreciates the generous support of many individuals, families, businesses, and organizations who fund our programs and activities.
Warren County Historical Societies Events Calendar.
The mission of the Warren County Historical Society (WCHS) is to promote the history of Warren County, New York and its environs by supporting research and preservation efforts and encouraging public participation. The historical society was chartered in 1997 by the New York State Education Department for the collection, preservation, and promotion of the heritage of Warren County. The Society offers a permanent exhibit as well as temporary displays, historical collections and archives, a comprehensive resource center, publications, a book and gift shop, an oral history project, community history and culture initiatives, and a student internship program.
The WCHS is a non-profit, 501C (3) membership organization funded through dues, donations, grants, and gifts.
George Foster Peabody (1852-1938) was born in Georgia, rose from obscurity to business and railroad magnate, pioneer in industry, philanthropist,…
The Sisters of St. Joseph, who started St. Mary’s School and taught there for many years, first came to Glens…
Our permanent exhibit, “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” depicts the evolution of the region through the lens of cultural geography, showing how our natural resources led to the development of our County’s economy and society. View Current Exhibits
The acquisition and preservation (including digital) of historical artifacts and archival materials, books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and other records or materials relating to Warren County or New York State acquired through purchase, gifts or exchange, and follows “best practices” preservation and collection management. View Our Collections
A comprehensive library (dedicated to the Society’s founding member, past president, and longtime executive director) of books, files, and genealogical materials is available to researchers, historians, authors, students, and all who are interested in local, regional, New York State, and US history. Featured items are a comprehensive study of the Old Military Road (2003), and the complete collection of War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter for our members, called Pasttimes, and we offer a twice-a-month Rewind column in the Blog. Each year, we print and sell a new manuscript about area history from a local author selected by our Publications Committee.
Our store offers a wide selection of history titles by local authors, along with merchandise. View Our Publications
Named after one of the Society’s most distinguished presidents, this oral history program is an ongoing effort to collect and preserve the stories of our region’s citizens and their experiences and memories. If you have an interesting story, or wish to share some local history, contact us to schedule an interview.
We invite our members and the public to help us document and preserve history through our “20/20 in 2020” project. Send your smartphone images of houses of worship in Warren County (and surrounding communities that serve area residents) to [email protected].
Our student intern program offers area high school students the opportunity to learn the skills of professional historians through working on actual projects within areas of individual interest.