"Rewind" - A Column Devoted to Local History

Beginning in June of 2006, Warren County Historical Society published a weekly column in The Post Star that focused on local history: places, events, and people in tand around Warren County. This continued for 5 years until the newspaper informed us that there wasn’t space any longer for the column.

The society waited about a year before deciding to start the column again, this time as a bi-weekly column on our website.

Beginning in June of 2012, we have posted two new Rewind columns each month, roughly on the 1st and 15th. While you may see a duplicate topic on occasion, the topics are sometimes repeated because of new, different, or additional information that was made available.

If you wish to see any of the first five years of the column, you can contact the Society to view copies of each of them.

The Society is always looking for people interested in researching and writing new Rewind columns for us. If you have an interest or a story to share, call us at 518-743-0734, or email us at [email protected].

Rewind: May 15, 2020, George Foster Peabody Takes a Stand on Women’s Suffrage

George Foster Peabody (1852-1938) was born in Georgia, rose from obscurity to business and railroad magnate, pioneer in industry, philanthropist, humanitarian and activist.  He made a fortune investing in electric lighting and railroads.  His business association with Spencer Trask of Saratoga Springs brought him to upstate New York.  Peabody had a home in Warm Springs,…
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Warren County Historical Opens A Museum – With A Bang

The Warren County Historical Society was the destination for about 200 people on Thursday, September 12, 2019. It was the formal opening of the museum at 50 Gurney Lane in Queensbury. From 5 pm – 8 pm the crowds gathered to observe the ribbon cutting sponsored by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce for the…
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Warren County Historical Society Makes History

Warren County Historical Society is pleased to announce that they are making history. On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Society will officially launch their new museum with a permanent exhibit called: “Warren County 360°: Celebrating Place and People” Be a part of the group that officially opens the new museum and join the Society at…
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Farmers’ Day in Warren County

We recently were shown a program from 1918 that highlighted the farmers in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties. With permission of the Warren County Historian, we reproduce it here with some added commentary. There isn’t any indication of where the Farmers’ Day event was held, but the cover indicates that it is a tri-county endeavor…
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Ghosts in Warren County?

The topic of ghosts comes up every once in a while when someone will call or email a question about haunted spots and/or ghosts in Warren County. This article comes from the Spring/Summer 1987 issue of Glens Falls Today, a short-lived magazine published in the area. This particular article by Helen Cackener offers several examples…
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Fall of a GIANT

The following article comes from the Fall/Winter 1985/86 issue of the magazine Glens Falls Today, A Regional Commentary. The article by Nora Nellis starts on page 21 of the magazine. Although we have done several columns on the Glens Falls Insurance Company, this article provides an interesting look at the company at its height of…
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A Woman’s Place: An Adirondack Women’s Collective

Author Lorraine Duvall recently presented a program for the John Thurman Historical Society about “A Woman’s Place,” an intentional community once located in the Town of Thurman. An audience of 30 or so people came together to hear about the community. On the property once known as Moose Mountain Lodge, a former dude ranch on…
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Holiday Greetings! A Peaceful Christmas

In 1989 when she was Warren County Historian, Pamela Vogel, now Warren County Clerk, put some of her Christmas memories of growing up in Glens Falls down on paper. She produced a small booklet with several of her favorite memories to share with local historians, her family and friends. With her permission, the Warren County…
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