Warren County Historical Society – New Accessions For March 2022

The Warren County Historical Society receives a number of new accessions each month. In March we received a tintype photograph of Palmer Jenkins and Allen Brown.   Included in this collection were two booklets relating to Queensbury District School 6 at Harrisena, NY listing the names of the teachers, trustees and students.      …
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Sheila Satterlee Collection #23

Sheila Satterlee Collection #23 Updated March 9, 2017 Descriptive Summary Title: Sheila Satterlee Collection Creator: Satterlee, Sheila Dates: living Dates: 1873-1930’s Extent: .5 cu.ft. (also calendar collection box) Collection Number: #23 Repository: Warren County (N.Y.) Historical Society Abstract: Sheila Satterlee a resident of Old Military Rd., Lake George, NY Scope and Content. The Sheila Satterlee…
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Adirondack Civil War Roundtable Collection #02

Adirondack Civil War Roundtable (ACWRT) Collection #02 Edited January 22, 2013 Box 1 Calendars: The 1996 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 1997 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 1998 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 1999 M Künstler Civil War Calendar The 2000 M Künstler Civil War Calendar Video Tapes: Monocacy: The Battle that…
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Jesse Sumner Wooley – Postcards of the Lake George in the early 20th Century.

Noted regional photographer Jesse Sumner Wooley (1867 – 1943) of Ballston Spa, NY traveled to Lake George in the first part of the 20th century to shoot photos to be sold as postcards of the region. The Warren County Historical Society recently received a collection of his postcards from the Saratoga County Historical Society. The…
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Queensbury High School – Class of 1951 Photo

We recently received a gift from Everett Stockman of a photo of the class of 1951 from Queensbury, NY High School. All the individuals are identified in the caption. Enjoy !! edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager contact: [email protected] Source:   The Everett Stockman Collection. Warren County NY Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804…
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Gaslight Village – “Yesterdays Fun Today”

Lake George businessman Charles R Wood created the Gaslight Village amusement park at Lake George, New York after his success with Storytown USA. Construction on the site began in the late 1950’s and the village opened for the 1959 tourist season. The property was located at the foot of Lake George adjacent to the Fort…
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USS Cimarron in World War II

A recent anonymous gift to the Warren County was a group of World War II pictures of the naval ship and crew of the USS Cimarron (AO-22) oiler used during World War II to refuel ships at sea. The anonymous person who dropped off a number of pictures stated that they belonged to Stanley J….
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“Let’s Go To The Fair”

Almost every county in New York celebrates an annual fair.  Warren County was no exception. The Warren County Fair had its beginnings in 1857 as the Warren County Agricultural Society. I’d like to share some images from a recent accession of material relating to the Warren County Agricultural Society (1863-1886), The Warrensburgh Fair and Exhibition…
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Back to School – Queensbury, New York District 15 school

To celebrate this time of year I’d like to share a “back to school” picture from 1938. Students and teacher standing in front of Queensbury, NY District 15 school sometimes called the Harris school or the Bay Road School.       edited by Tom Lynch, Collections Manager contact: [email protected] Source:   Al & Eleanor Oudekerk…
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Drive-In Movie Theaters….. A blast from the past !!

A vanishing item from the landscape are Drive-In Movie Theaters. In scanning items from the Barker – Henry architecture and engineering collection, I recently came across drawings for a drive-in movie theater screen. I thought I’d share these drawings. Drive-in movie theater screen. Barker Henry Collection. 59-08.     The typical outdoor screen was over…
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