The WCHS collects printed and manuscript materials, maps, photographs, postcards, diaries and letters, memorabilia, video and audio materials, artifacts, and other items which have been created or used in Warren County or are otherwise relevant to the history of the surrounding region. A collections management policy establishes rules, guidelines, and procedures for the acquisition, care, preservation, public access, and de-accessioning of items. Co-collections managers administer the policy in conjunction with a collections committee made up of members of the Society’s Board of Trustees. If you have an item you wish to donate or have a question about our collections and archives, please contact us.
Adjacent to the main gallery, a room for rotating exhibits will be available to area historians, historical societies, or individuals who have an interesting, relevant historical display to share. If you are interested, please contact us for more info.
Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People
Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People is an innovative and visually-engaging permanent exhibit that showcases the evolution of our County through new paradigms in order to enrich the understanding of our past, present, and future directions, economically and culturally. The history and heritage of Warren County is displayed and interpreted through analyzing how the richness of our natural resources determined the economic and cultural development of the region, and what those features portend for our future. Visitors will walk through the gallery experiencing the important themes of Warren County history as presented through the lens of cultural geography – Place, People, Conflict, Development, Work, Play, Art, and Change. Guests will learn about the magnificent tapestry of Warren County through viewing artifacts from our vast collections, reading narrative panels featuring new and engaging research and historical interpretation, and experiencing several activity stations and interactive kiosks.